book by Samuel Shem about hospital 1st-year residents - ISBN:0440133688
- at a cardiac arrest, the first procedure is to take your own pulse
- if you don't take a temperature, you can't find a fever
- the patient is the one with the disease
- they can always hurt you more
lead to sequel Mount Misery about psych work - see Samuel Shem page.
related: Michael Wolff on the Morality of keeping his mother alive too long