Beyond the Book: The House of God

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By | 2016-09-01T20:19:52+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Beyond the Book, Past Books|0 Comments

About the Author: Samuel Shem

Samuel Shem, pen name of Stephen Bergman, is a doctor, novelist, playwright, essayist and activist. Dr. Bergman was a graduate of Harvard, a Rhodes scholar at Balliol College, Oxford, where he completed a D.Phil. in physiology, and a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Following his schooling and formal training he was on faculty at Harvard [...]

By | 2016-09-01T20:21:27+00:00 July 4th, 2016|About the Author, Past Books|0 Comments

July Book Review: The House of God

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By | 2016-10-01T19:54:31+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Past Books|0 Comments

June Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

This is a wonderful, heartbreaking yet uplifting memoir that should be required reading for all medical students and junior doctors. (And older doctors and retired doctors and nurses and allied health practitioners and everyone else). I read this book in one sitting, completely enmeshed in Kalanithi's narrative voice from the very first page. This memoir [...]

By | 2016-08-01T21:40:11+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Past Books|0 Comments