Samuel Shem Quotes

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Samuel Shem Quotes

Only write if you cant not.
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Life's like a penis; When it's soft you can't beat it; When it's hard you get screwed. - The Fat Man, Medical Resident in The House of God

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At a cardiac arrest, the first procedure is to take your own pulse

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A BMS hears hoofbeats outside his window, the first thing he thinks of is a zebra

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Only write if you can't not.

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We were putting into these gomers our fear of death, but who knew if they feared death? Perhaps they welcomed death like a dear long-lost cousin, grown old but still known, coming to visit, relieving the loneliness, the failing of the senses, the fury of the half-blind looking into the mirror and not recognizing who is looking back, a dear friend, a dear reliever, a healer who would be with them for an eternity, the same eternity as the long ago, before birth.

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It ain't easy to do nothing, now that society is telling everyone that their body is fundamentally flawed and about to self-destruct. People are afraid they're on the verge of death all the time

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Yes, last year in interviewing. Empathy is when you repeat the last three words the patient says and nod your head.

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