The Year of the Intern Author:Robin Cook M.D. "DR. PETERS, THE PATIENT HAS STOPPED BREATHING AND DOESN'T HAVE ANY PULSE!" — The nurses voice on the phone is desperate, but young Dr. Peters, in his first week of internship, is only bone tired and a little afraid. He has forgotten when he last slept. Yet he knows that in the coming hours he will have to make life-or- death decisions regarding ... more »patients, assist contemptuous surgeons in the operating room, deal with nurses who may know more than he does, cope with worried relatives and friends of the injured and ill, and pretend at all times to be what he has yet not become-a qualified doctor.
This book is about what happens to a young intern as he goes through the year that promises to make him a doctor, and threatens to destroy him as a human being-