Internal Medicine: A Doctor's Stories by Terrence Holt
Terrence Holt, whose In the Valley of the Kings was hailed as a 'work of genius' (New York Times) and made Amazon's Top Ten Short Story Collections of the year, brings a writer's eye to his experiences as a first-year graduate doctor.
Intense, ironic, heartfelt, and heartbreaking, these nine vivid episodes take us to the bedside of a patient dying in a house full of cursing parrots, through a nightmarish struggle to convince a man that he has cancer, to a life-and-death effort to keep an oxygen mask on a claustrophobic patient, and into the lounge of a snowbound hospital where doctors swap yarns through the night.
Personal, poignant, and meticulously precise, Holt's writing evokes Chekhov, Maugham, and William Carlos Williams. Internal Medicine is an account of what it means to be a doctor, to be mortal, and to be human.
Format: Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 13.5 x 2.1 | 304g
Publication Date: 27 Aug 2014
Publisher: Black Inc.
Publication City/Country: Collingwood, Australia
A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including very minor scuff marks and scratches, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with very, very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.