Becoming a doctor
Published by Norton Books in 2010, the essayists in Lee Gutkind‘s book are good people not because they are distinguished doctors and writers; instead, the quality of their medical practice as well as their art extends from their acute ability to emphasize with others. The book humanizes the figure in the lab coat. Readers of this collection of stories, dramas, tableaux, still lives, dreams, laments, and obituaries undergo in imagination the sorrow, the fear, and the awe of every doctor.
The texts stand as a testimony to medicine’s resonance and reality. In this inspired anthology, doctors relate true stories from their professional lives, capturing disillusionments and triumphs encountered along the way.