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by Perri Klass
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May 26, 2009 1427799636 978-1427799630 Original
The first time you have to deliver bad news to a parent. The tenth screaming baby you've seen today. The thousandth time you've stayed just a bit later than your shift, helping one more sick child. Every one of these kids has a story, and so does each doctor who treats them. Unusual diagnoses. Heartbreaking losses. Triumphant healing. From med student to intern to practicing specialist, The Real Life of a Pediatrician traces the careers of these family practitioners. When children are the patients, so much can be at stake, and emotions often run high. How do you tell a mother that her child has a terminal illness? What do you do when your patient is too young to tell you what's wrong with him? This anthology features first-person narratives from the students and doctors who have devoted their careers to this path, and offers an unblinking look at daily life in the field. Other books in the Kaplan Voices: Doctors series will focus on internal medicine, psychiatry, anesthesiology, oncology, geriatrics, and surgery, the most prominent specialties today.

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About the Author

As a pediatrician, writer, wife, and mother, Perri Klass has demonstrated how medicine is integral to the health of families and communities, and how doctors themselves struggle to balance the conflicting needs of profession, self, and family. As medical director of Reach Out and Read, she encourages other pediatricians to foster pre-reading skills in their young patients. While earning her M.D. at Harvard, Klass contributed articles to Mademoiselle and The New York Times as well as to scientific and medical journals. She also wrote her first book, A Not Entirely Benign Procedure (1987), which chronicles her introduction to medicine and motherhood. In the following years she has continued to publish books, essays, award-winning short stories, a novel, and numerous articles, ranging from professional papers to popular journalism and travel pieces.

Product Details

  • Series: Kaplan Voices
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; Original edition (May 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1427799636
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427799630
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #517,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Real life paediatricians December 29, 2012
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This is a wonderful collection of anecdotes by paeditricians. Some recollect their student days, some look back on a long career, some practice in different countries or grapple with cultural differences. Some tales are heartbreaking, others are heartwarming. It makes you thankful if you have a healthy child and hopeful if you unfortunately do not. A great read for would be paediatricians, parents/caregivers and anyone interested in medicine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book with inspiring stories! December 31, 2013
By Mani
This book lived up to my expectations because it was what I wanted!
These real-life stories are touching and are inspiring for future medical students
who want to actually know the reality behind pediatrics. I really enjoyed reading this!
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