Med School: Tales from the Toughest Years of a Medical Career

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-01
  • Publisher: Cable Pub
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Med School is the poignant, funny, authentic account of Vanderbilt University medical school on the cusp of the age of modern medicine. It is the author's personal account of personal growth and coming of age while learning the art of becoming a physician who listened to--and truly cared about--his patients.

Author Biography

Dr. Clifton K. Meador attended the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, later returning there as Professor of Medicine. He is currently the executive director of the Vanderbilt Meharry Alliance. He and his wife reside in Nashville.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Prologuep. xi
General Plan of Instructionp. xiii
Freshman Year
The Lost Boysp. 1
Weights and Measuresp. 7
Quail Huntingp. 15
Beware of Dead Dogsp. 19
Myasthenia Gravisp. 23
The First House Callp. 27
Sophomore Year
Studies in Contrast and Separationp. 35
A Surgeon in Pathologist's Clothingp. 47
Harper's Bizarrep. 57
Shoes, Window Screens, and Meatp. 67
Tools of the Tradep. 83
The Perfect Smearp. 95
A Solo Flight into a Historyp. 101
The Silver Phantomp. 107
Junior Year
Surgeons Are Born, Not Madep. 111
Some Lessons Do Not Need Repeatingp. 117
A Special Breedp. 125
Bomber Pilots of Medicinep. 131
Medicine At Lastp. 137
Story of a Blown Pupilp. 147
Senior Year
Sounds of Nightp. 153
Just a Matter of Pridep. 159
The Last Chapterp. 165
Epiloguep. 173
About the Authorp. 178
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