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No Apparent Distress
No Apparent Distress: A Doctor's Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine | Rachel Pearson
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No Apparent Distress begins with a mistake made by a white medical student that may have hastened the death of a working-class black man who sought care in a student-run clinic. Haunted by this error, the author--herself from a working-class background--delves into the stories and politics of a medical training system in which students learn on the bodies of the poor. Part confession, part family history, No Apparent Distress is at once an indictment of American health care and a deeply moving tale of one doctor's coming-of-age.
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I read this super fast! I had a hard time putting it down! Even though this is labeled as a book about medicine, it is also a memoir of Dr. Rachel Pearson‘s journey to and time in medical school. She went to medical school in Galveston, Texas, and she presents the city as a microcosm of the medical field in the United States. She shares anecdotes of how her patients (most poor and uninsured) can‘t get the care they need under the current system.⬇️

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! Sounds right up my alley! 4mo
tjwill #NforNonfiction I know this was insanely fast, so I won‘t send it yet since I know you didn‘t get the one I sent last week yet, Barbara! @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing this one, Danielle! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m so glad you liked it too! 4mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage You can send whenever it's convenient for you. It's all good. 😎 4mo
tjwill @BarbaraTheBibliophage I put it in the mail today. ETA Saturday. 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @tjwill I‘l watch for it! Thanks. 4mo
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This was in my mailbox today, and I‘m loving it so far. #nfornonfiction

BarbaraTheBibliophage Way to jump right on the next book, @tjwill ! 👊🏻 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I agree with @BarbaraTheBibliophage there! It‘s definitely a different and more personal feeling read. 5mo
tjwill @BarbaraTheBibliophage It‘s excellent so far! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes, the personal feel is making it a good transition from The World Without Us, which is necessarily more detached. 5mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @tjwill @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @daniwithtea I can't believe we're already at our half way point. Damn, time goes by fast ... 4mo
daniwithtea @BarbaraTheBibliophage agreed! We seem to pick great combinations of books, the time just flies (unlike some other book clubs I‘m in, unfortunately) 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @daniwithtea I‘ll agree with that too. This group always picks great books that I didn‘t know I needed to read... if you know what I mean. Great books, that usually either weren‘t on my radar, or were so far down my TBR list who knows if I‘d ever actually get to them. But they are always good, and last years group I‘ve recommended a few times and been reminded of a few times too as other things have come up...so they‘ve stuck with me. 4mo
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