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July 14th, 2019
The House of God Profiled Physician Burnout Long Before We Called It That — Should Aspiring Doctors Still Read It?
Many consider the novel The House of God, written by Samuel Shem (pen name for Stephen Bergman), to be a must-read for any physician or soon-to-be physician. A fictionalized account of his internship year, the book details how the accumulated stress, fatigue, and powerlessness of being a first-year doctor inexorably accumulates during that year — […]