With a thoughtful, candid voice, Rothman writes about a wide range of experiences -- from a dream about holding the hand of a cadaver she had dissected to the acute embarrassment she felt when asking patients about their sexual histories. She shares her horror at treating a patient with a flesh-eating skin infection, the anxiety of being "pimped" by doctors for information (when doctors quiz students on anatomy and medicine), as well as the ultimate reward of making the transformation and of earning a doctor's white coat.
For readers of Perri Klass, Richard Selzer, and the millions of fans of ER, White Coat is a fascinating account of one woman's journey through school and into the high-stakes drama of the medical world.
- ISBN-13: 9780688175894
- ISBN-10: 0688175899
- Publisher: William Morrow & Company
- Publish Date: May 2000
- Page Count: 352
- Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.29 x 0.84 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.64 pounds