Special Collections Featured Book for September

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This Won’t Hurt a Bit: My Education in Medicine and Motherhood (and other white lies)

By Michelle Au

Medical Humanities/3rd floor Special Collections
WZ 100 A8875w 2011

 “This is a no-holds-barred account of what a modern medical education feels like, from the grim to the ridiculous, from the heartwarming to the obscene.  Unlike most medical memoirs, however, this one details the author’s struggles to maintain a life outside of the hospital, in the small amount of free time she had to live it.  And, after she and her husband have a baby early in both their medical residencies, Au explores the demands of being a parent and compares them with those of a physician, two all-consuming jobs in which the lives of others are very literally in her hands…….”