Intern Author:Doctor X Book Description: — Who is Doctor X? — A graduate of a first-rank medical school; for several years a practicing physician in a large American city whose medical duties have delayed the preparation of this journal of his intern year for publication until now; fisherman, outdoorsman and omnivorous reader; a man with deep respect for his profession,... more » but of independent mind about some of its shibboleths.
Of his assault on the tradition of medical secrecy he writes:
"There is an ancient unspoken code of secrecy surrounding the practice of medicine and the men who practice it. According to this code, what the layman does not know is all to the good; the work that doctors do, the way they do it, the kind of men they are and the way they become doctors must be carefully hidden from public knowledge. I am convinced that this attitude is wrong, and unworthy of the great profession that perpetuates it..."
This book describes the intern year of a doctor's training.« less