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Novelist Doctor Skewers Corporate Medicine In 'Man's 4th Best Hospital'

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"Don't read The House of God," one of my professors told me in my first year of medical school. He was talking about Samuel Shem's 1978 novel about medical residency, an infamous book whose legacy still looms large in academic medicine. Shem — the pen name of psychiatrist Stephen Bergman — wrote it …

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