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My Life As an Ob-gyn : A Look Behind the Scenes (Paperback) (Douglas Heritage)
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For most women, a visit to the OB-GYN is a dreaded experience. It invokes images of sitting on an examination table in a flimsy, tissue paper gown, of staring nervously at the dreaded “stirrups,” of feeling exposed, of being poked and prodded, and of being asked embarrassing questions about sex and reproduction. If it is a first visit, the patient will inevitably wonder: “What is my doctor really like? Is he cold and clinical or friendly and down to earth? How did he become a doctor? And why?” In a book that is as eye-opening as it is compelling, retired OB-GYN Douglas Edwin Heritage invites us to share the joy, humor, and tragedy of his 43-year career as a medical student, intern, resident, and physician in private practice. Through a series of short vignettes, Heritage leads us through experiences ranging from the unconventional pranks of medical school to the solemnity of pronouncing his first patient. He candidly brings to life the colorful and often bizarre encounters that define the unique medical subculture of obstetrics and gynecology.Stimulating, irreverent, and often droll, My Life as an OB-GYN will delight both practitioners and laymen alike.
Number of Pages: 306
Genre: Medical, Biography + Autobiography
Publisher: Atlantic Pub Co
Author: Douglas Heritage
Street Date: November 30, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-8815
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