Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School - Study Guide Pediatrics: Suffer the Children Summary & Analysis

Melvin Konner
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Christmas break lasted two weeks after psychiatry rotation but Konner spent some of the vacation from student life to reply as anthropologist from his latest publication. He recalled the academic conference he spoke at as anthropology expert. Ironically, a brain scientist also spoke about a case Konner had experienced as a medical student and he inadvertently became the physician authority as well. He spent time with his family and reconfirmed his decision against being a surgeon because of his age, his young family's needs and the temperamental differences between abrasive surgical types and his own. Konner reviewed other clinical specialties and decided on medical psychiatry. During vacation he and his wife got sick and he got insight into what patients endure. For example, his wife had a fever but could answer questions and fill out forms so the desk...

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