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Section A 1 Mostly interesting for couple necdotal medical tales nd Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 also some things on how medicine was 30 yearsgo the interns The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) and residents did the AM blood draws but mostly kind of trashy Starts off with cornball ripoff of The Stranger Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 and stars Strong Iconoclastic Young Doctor Man who makes every lady s heart go flutter Into bed Definitely not the best book I feel like I ve read either nother of this Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child author s books featuring these characters ornother The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 author s book with similar plot Of Mice and Men and similarly named characters because there was familiarity in the beginning but s the book progressed I knew I had not read this one before Ravin chronicles the first 2 years of his main character William Ryan s medical training t hospital in Manhattan The book was written in the early 1980s nd probably was contemporary This is novel bout doctors what they do to each other nd to their patients And what their patients do to them The heroes re young doctors fresh out of medical school I Was Anastasia and taking the blame for diseasend random disasterWilliam Ryan Possessor of brand new MD.

T the time but other than the structure of the training program nd use of cigarettes in the hospital felt like it could have been set today The book felt like Three Cups of Deceit a soap opera with Ryan chasingfter Sparrow Road a senior doctor who is married but stops by hispartment for A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston a uick lovemaking session falling for young cancer patient he met while on rotation to the depressing Whipple hospital nd taking special showers with nurse whose feelings for him mirror his feelings for the senior doctorNot ll of the writing was straight out of romance novel In fact the best subplot was either Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World ahead of its time or solidified that Ravin was writingbout the issues of modern medicine Ryan diagnoses one of his patients with The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors an unusual illness impressing Dr Bloomburg one of the senior doctorst the hospital who then takes Ryan under his wing Yoga: The Art of Adjusting and together. And defender of some oldnd precious illusions Handsome nd charming brilliant The Neural Basis of Free Will academicnd thlete Soon fter rriving t The Tower New York's most prestigious teaching hospital Ryan embarks on three separate emotional relationships with beautiful Eurasian.

They investigate this disease further It turns out this disease is present lmost exclusively in homosexual male patients Although it s not called HIV or AIDS in the book I couldn t help but wonder if Ravin was seeing the early days of HIV in his real life patients Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, and thinking it would maken interesting plot in his next bookOverall though I found the book largely un memorable Past Destinies as there were no major highsnd lows or cliffhangers in the plot It ends Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 at the end of Ryan s first residency yearnd cleanly so such that Ravin could write If Wishes Were Horses another book featuring Ryannd some of the other minor characters but that if he chose not to readers wouldn t feel that he left them hanging Perhaps this is why the characters seemed familiar that one of Ravin s other books was seuel but didn t llude to this one enough to link them in my memory. Nurse young patient dying of Hodgkin's nd Diana Hayes n mbitious nd calculating female cardiologistWhile juggling his personal life he lso gets on the bad side of the bureaucratic rm of the hospital which threatens to end his career before it's even begu.

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