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The House of God

Samuel Shem, M.D.

By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative journey that takes us into the lives of Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country. Young Dr. Basch and his irreverant confident, known only as the Fat Man, will learn not only how to be fine doctors but, eventually, good human beings. Samuel Shem has done what few in American medicine have dared to do-create an unvarnished, unglorified, and amazingly forthright portrait revealing the depth of caring, pain, pathos, and tragedy felt by all who spend their lives treating patients and stand at the crossroads between science and humanity. With over two million copies sold worldwide, The House of God has been hailed as one of the most important medical novels of the twentieth century and compared to Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith for its poignant portrayal of the education of American doctors.

By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative journey that takes us into the lives of Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country. Young Dr. Basch and his irreverant confident, known only as the Fat Man, will learn not only how to be fine doctors but, eventually, good human beings. Samuel Shem has done what few in American medicine have dared to do-create an unvarnished, unglorified, and amazingly forthright portrait revealing the depth of caring, pain, pathos, and tragedy felt by all who spend their lives treating patients and stand at the crossroads between science and humanity. With over two million copies sold worldwide, The House of God has been hailed as one of the most important medical novels of the twentieth century and compared to Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith for its poignant portrayal of the education of American doctors.
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Genres:

Humor

Description:

By turns heartbreaking, hilarious, and utterly human, The House of God is a mesmerizing and provocative journey that takes us into the lives of Roy Basch and five of his fellow interns at the most renowned teaching hospital in the country. Young Dr. Basch and his irreverant confident, known only as the Fat Man, will learn not only how to be fine doctors but, eventually, good human beings. Samuel Shem has done what few in American medicine have dared to do-create an unvarnished, unglorified, and amazingly forthright portrait revealing the depth of caring, pain, pathos, and tragedy felt by all who spend their lives treating patients and stand at the crossroads between science and humanity. With over two million copies sold worldwide, The House of God has been hailed as one of the most important medical novels of the twentieth century and compared to Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith for its poignant portrayal of the education of American doctors.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Runnette

Length:

14h 55m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:44


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

48:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

45:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

44:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

49:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

40:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

37:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

29:03