Mar 22, 2020
Jonathan, Chris, and special guest Nicholas Koziris discuss the popular novel House of God by Samuel Shem, a thinly veiled fictional account of Shem’s year as a medical intern at a major hospital in Boston, published in 1978. They discuss despair, suicide, and doctors lusting after busty nurses. But they mostly look at how much medicine has (or hasn’t) changed in the past 50 years. This episode contains adult themes and language.
The book: https://bit.ly/2W6tEbI
0:00 First impressions
26:00 Laws of the House of God
36:51 Buff and Turf
41:15 House of God: The Movie
45:43 Compassion and judgment in healthcare
55:30 House of God vs. Scrubs (vs. ER)
1:01:00 Parting thoughts and lots of dead bodies
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Theme music: "Troll of the Mountain Swing" by the Underscore Orkestra.
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