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Reading Now…

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On the cusp of starting the final segment, The House of Zock. Expect a review of this book soon!

So I waited around for three years to get my paws on this beauty and finally thanks to a special person, I have it in my life. I spent about three weeks looking at the cover, not daring to start reading it. I had waited three agonizingly long years to lay my hands on this book that my friends overseas talked of as a must read for every young intern or medical student. I read blurbs, wikipedia entries, book reviews, longing for the day when I would finally get the book. And when I did, I just did not have the nerve to open it up and read. What if it did not live up to the billing I had put it on? What if it was a dampener after all the hype? What if it did not meet my great expectations?

But one rainy evening I finally decided to crack it open and read it, and I did not stop until I had my mother screaming into my ears. And thankfully, it has not been a disappointment so far.

On to the last hundred or so pages…

Skeptic Oslerphile. Public Health Scientist and Program Manager, Translational Global Health Policy Research Cell, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Past: Scientist, Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases; Senior Research Associate, Public Health Foundation of India. Interests include: Emerging Infections, Public Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Zoonoses, Diarrheal Diseases, Medical Education, Medical History, Open Access, Healthcare Social Media and Health2.0. Opinions are my own!

4 comments on “Reading Now…

  1. Say hi to thunder thighs for me 😉

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  2. mymedschooladventure

    I just finished that earlier this summer. Really good book.

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    • Nearly done. I so strongly identified with the feelings of Roy while he was working in the MICU! Having spent a year in the field myself, I can totally understand where his defensive cynicism is coming from…

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