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Becoming a doctor from student to specialist : doctor-writers share their experiences by Lee Gutkind

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English


  • Physicians" writings,
  • Physicians -- psychology,
  • Education, Medical,
  • Medicine,
  • Personal Narratives

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Lee Gutkind.
ContributionsGutkind, Lee.
LC ClassificationsR134 .B43 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23909290M
ISBN 109780393071566
LC Control Number2009040428

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