No Apparent Distress: A Doctor's Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine

by Rachel Pearson, MD
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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Date: May 09, 2017

ISBN: 9780393249255

Binding: Kobo eBook

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A brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk.

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.