Ebook, 256 Pages
Nonfiction/ Medical/ Biography/ Humor
By: Adam Kay
“A great doctor must have a huge heart and a distended aorta through which pumps a vast lake of compassion and human kindness.”
🌟 Yet another non-fiction I am reviewing at my blog! Who am I???
This book is special since it is an insight to the medical field. I read this as a medical student but I am reviewing it as a doctor now.
🌟 The book had a shaky start and I was not impressed which I actually foresaw. I just didn’t expect that the author’s style is for me from the start but things were going in the right direction and I was intrigued so I continued to give it a chance.
🌟 I didn’t know that the author was a Gynecologist and funny coincidence is that I read this one while preparing for my Gyne exam. I am mentioning this because I want to point out that Adam was apparently an excellent doctor and that the book was scientifically very accurate.
🌟 The humor may have made a difficult topic easier to approach but it was not always funny nor it was always appropriate. I just wish that the book had a more serious tone at some points.
🌟 I like that this showed how doctors and the medical workers in general suffer, it showed how there is a problem with the system. What I am going to say is that we doctors are human!! It may sound stupid but really people do think of doctors as robots who should function on 100% all the time, not have any negative emotions!
When I got really sick earlier this year, the first response I was getting from like 99% of the people around me is “You are a doctor, you should not get sick”. I am pretty sure it is all in good spirits and meant as a kind of a joke but people really want that from us!
🌟 I am ending with a quote that I loved and that sums our mission in life as doctors. I think Adam said it perfectly:
“So I told them the truth: the hours are terrible, the pay is terrible, the conditions are terrible; you’re underappreciated, unsupported, disrespected and frequently physically endangered. But there’s no better job in the world.”
🌟 Prescription: For all people in general and for medical workers specially. I already recommended this to my close friends/ colleagues!