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Book Note: Stuart C. Zeman, So You Want To Be A Doctor...

I read this book about 29-Apr-2005. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 1991. This note was last modified Friday, 29-Apr-2005 20:46:28 PDT.

This note does not contain major spoilers for the book.


There seems to be a bit of a genre of autobiographical horror stories about medical school and the early years of establishing a practice. The make me damned glad I'm healthy.

They also seem to be written by exceptional physicians. I'm not competent to say they're exceptional in their quality of care (and I haven't researched, anyway), but clearly they have unusual careers. Dr. Zeman, for example, skipped internship entirely. And then turned out to be an exceptional businessman and a good doctor. (All I know about him is what he says himself; the ultimate one-sided story. But I see no reason to doubt him.)

Could have used a professional copy-editor, though (the book is self-published). He consistently casts the "dye" (rather than "die"), for example. Still, it's an interesting and quick read, the author has a personal voice that runs through the book.

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