The House of God

The House of God

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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.

Title:The House of God
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385337380
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    The House of God Reviews

  • Shelley

    I don't usually review books I rate at 3 stars or lower, but this is an exception: I detest this book so much that I feel compelled to write something about it.Make no mistake: I am a resident physici...

  • Julianne

    As I tell people: I liked the morals, not the story.The message on why "the boys" didn't like the chief, how doing nothing is good medicine, and the difference between gomers and old folks are very pe...

  • Renee Godding

    Rating: 4/5 stars "Gomers Never die" Neither will that quote...Let me try to review this book in one sentence: This book tells the truth, nothing but the truth, but NOT the full truth... Sounds cry...

  • Patrick Henderson

    I read this in college, then again my first year of medical school, then again my last year of medical school, then again during my internship, and I'm reading it once more now as a senior resident. A...

  • Cecelia

    I felt I should read this book, described as the "Catch-22 of medicine" before graduating from med school. It was scary how accurate most of it is, right down to the 'Laws' of the House of God quoted ...

  • Andy

    I've avoided reading this for years. To be fair, I didn't even know about it until half way through med school and then I never had much desire to come home and 'read about the day job'. But, now I'm ...

  • Elizabeth  Holter

    Disclaimer: I did my internship and residency at the other hospital, "MBH," in Shem's classic novel about medical training, at the same time that he was busy observing his fellow house officers and hi...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    I came from Doctor Mike's video| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram...

  • Amy Bruestle

    First of all, let me say that i have never heard of this book. However, i won the sequel through a giveaway on goodreads in exchange for an honest review. Anyone who knows me knows that i must start f...

  • McGooglykins

    When I was a nursing student, I was sitting at the nurses station and writing a rough draft of my patients notes for my supervising RN to read through before I put them in the file. One of the medical...