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Mount Misery

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:743
  1. Samuel Shem

    This is an edited extract from Samuel Shem's new book, his sequel to House of God

    Black Swan, £7.99, pp 480

    ISBN 0 5529 9813 3

    “After lunch, Errol let me sit in on his private practice. His office was on the top floor with a fantastic view unrolling to the north, where the line of white smudges on the horizon was maybe snow on the mountaintops, maybe clouds. The office was a kind of museum of the drug trade: everything “Courtesy of” somebody. From the leather couch and chairs courtesy of Ciba-Geigy/Brazil; through the immense rosewood desk courtesy of Smith-Kline/Thailand; to a tiny working model of the blood …

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