Rotations : The Twelve Months of Intern Life
In his earlier book about training, The Intern Blues, Robert Marion recorded the stories of three pediatric interns during the course of a year under his tutelage at a major medical center in New York City.Now, more than ten years later, he returns to that medical center and a new group of interns. Dr. Marion is older and wiser, and the system he describes has changed beyond recognition - or has it?In 1986, the tragic and controversial Libby Zion case spawned the formation of the landmark Bell Commission, which ultimately reformed intern training conditions. The impact of these reforms serves as a backdrop and metaphor for Rotations. The book illustrates how life is different today for doctors-in-training as a result of the Zion case, yet shows how many of the medical establishment's outmoded policies have remained in place.Rotations is filled with thrilling heroics and harrowing tragedies, stories that make up the daily life of a hospital. It's a timely, dramatic account of medicine, capturing the sharp, sometimes painful learning curve of the raw recruits softened by the patience and hard-earned wisdom of an experienced physician.
- Hardback | 282 pages
- 154.94 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 498.95g
- 01 Jun 1997
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, NY, United States