- Paperback: 269 pages
- Publisher: Mid List Press; Gift Edition edition (May 1, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0922811466
- ISBN-13: 978-0922811465
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #111,502 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The central lesson of the book was that the best surgery residents were those that got up at night and actually saw patients. Dr. Nolen made it clear that surgery residency was primarily a matter of attention, compassion, and work. Not brilliance, not political connections, not a long family history in medicine. A real revelation for a small town Texas boy. I mean, I could work!
Some of the procedures are technically dated, and some diseases are hardly seen now, but the face of surgery residency in New Orleans in 1988 was remarkably similar to that in the New York of Dr. Nolen's book. The style is conversational and engaging. The only real regret is that Dr. Nolen will not be writing any more.
Should be required for every child that thinks they can't possibly be a surgeon.
I picked up the book almost by accident. Needing a book to read on a long flight, I almost thoughtlessly picked up an old copy off a friend's shelf. Once I started it, however, I found that it was every bit as engaging as the best page-turner. Dr. Nolen was apparently not only a brilliant surgeon, but a gifted writer. There are so many interesting facets to this book, I hardly know where to start.
As is the case with anyone who watched the old television show "ER" knows, doctors go through a number of years of practical training beyond the four years they spend in college and the four years they attend medical school. This in itself is amazing to me, as a typical residency is around four years also, most doctors will be 30 years old before they are able to start their individual careers. I believe Dr. Nolen spent five years in his surgical residency. This book focuses on that time period. As many of us are aware, the residency period is an incredible marathon. Nolen well-conveys the level of stamina the resident must possess, to the point where the up-and-coming resident must virtually give up all vestiges of a private life.
He also highlights the great divide between the internist and the surgeon. While I was aware of the technical differences in the way internists and surgeons approach treatment of the ill and injured, I had little idea of the great psychological divide between the two. In a way, the surgeon approximates the personality of a test pilot.Read more ›
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Absolutely riveting. I purchased this book in hopes that it would light a fire in me to further continue along my aspirations to become a spinal surgeon; and it certainly has! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ahmed
A wonderful book. Really takes you through the creation of a doctor. A whole bunch of what happens. I did not know some of what a doctors think or where they wans to work is quite... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Raynold Gideon
will be sending this book which i read in college to my surgeon. 10 years since my life saving operation. just wanted my sugeon to review the basics again.Published 22 months ago by hill killer
For anyone who has ever wondered what is would be like to be trained as a surgeon - this timeless book will enlighten. Dr. Read morePublished on December 4, 2013 by Astute Critic
Of the thousands of books I have read, this is one has had a lasting impact on me all these years. I recall that I came across it as an excerpt in a magazine or newspaper article. Read morePublished on August 17, 2013 by carpoozie22
It's about the funny things that happened on the way to becoming a doctor. I read this several years ago and enjoyed it. Read morePublished on May 4, 2013 by pool2
I read this 20 years ago when I was a medical students. Now as a senior surgeon, I still tell the stories I read from the book to my medical students. Read morePublished on September 11, 2012 by OTA