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    DescriptionAs in all hospitals, the medical hierarchy of The House of God was a pyramid - a lot at the bottom and one at the top.Put another way it was like an ice-cream cone...you had to lick your way up! Roy Basch, the 'red-hot' Rhodes Scholar, thought differently - but then he hadn't met Hyper Hooper, out to win the most post-mortems of the year award, nor Molly, the nurse with the crash helmet.He hadn't even met any of the Gomers ('Get Out of My Emergency Room!'), the no-hopers who wanted to die but who were worth more alive!


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    Title
    The House of God
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Samuel Shem
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552991223
    ISBN 10: 0552991228
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC035000, FIC000000
    Libri: HOSP3500, KRAN5000, P0041494, SPIT0400
    Thema V1.0: FB
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Black Swan
    Publication date
    05 February 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sameul Shem (Stephen Bergman M.D.) graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and earned a Ph.D in physiology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He is the author of the novels The House of God, Mount Misery and Fine, and seven plays, including, with Janet Surrey, Bill W. and Dr. Bob. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Stone Centre, Wellesley College. He lives near Boston with his wife and daughter.
    Review quote
    "Great glittering floods of talent rage through this extraordinary novel" Cosmopolitan "A wildly funny, sad, laugh-out-loud, frightening, outrageous, thought-provoking, moving book" Houston Chronicle "Raw, realistic, ribald and randy" -- Richard Gordon, author of Doctor in the House "Catch-22 with stethoscopes" Cosmopolitan
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    Now a classic! The hilarious novel of the healing arts that reveals everything your doctor never wanted you to know. Six eager interns -- they saw themselves as modern saviors-to-be. They came from the top of their medical school class to the bottom of the hospital staff to serve a year in the time-honored tradition, racing to answer the flash of on-duty call lights and nubile nurses. But only the Fat Man --the Clam, all-knowing resident -- could sustain them in their struggle to survive, to stay sane, to love-and even to be doctors when their harrowing year was done.