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Samuel Shem

Samuel Shem is a doctor, novelist, playwright and activist. A Rhodes Scholar, he was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for three decades. Shem has been described in the press as "easily the finest and most important writer ever on to focus on the lives of doctors and the world of medicine," and it has been said that "he brings mercy to the practice of medicine." "The Lancet" called his first book, "The House of God," "one of the two most significant medical novels of the twentieth...See more