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Writing with all the passion of "Love Story" and power of "The Class," Erich Segal sweeps us into the lives of the Harvard Medical School's class of 1962. His stunning novel reveals the making of doctors--what makes them tick, scheme, hurt . . . and love. From the crucible of med school's merciless training through the demanding hours of internship and residency to the triWriting with all the passion of "Love Story" and power of "The Class," Erich Segal sweeps us into the lives of the Harvard Medical School's class of 1962. His stunning novel reveals the making of doctors--what makes them tick, scheme, hurt . . . and love. From the crucible of med school's merciless training through the demanding hours of internship and residency to the triumphs--and sometimes tragedies--beyond, "Doctors" brings to vivid life the men and women who seek to heal but who must first walk through fire. At the novel's heart is the unforgettable relationship of Barney Livingston and Laura Castellano, childhood friends who separately find unsettling celebrity and unsatisfying love--until their friendship ripens into passion. Yet even their devotion to each other, even their medical gifts may not be enough to save the one life they treasure above all others. "Doctors" --heartbreaking, witty, inspiring, and utterly, grippingly real--is a vibrant portrait that culminates in a murder, a trial . . . and a miracle."A superior story . . . A moving and compelling novel of doctors and their fears--how they confront them or are confounded by them."-- "UPI.""Segal's best work to date."-- "New York Post"...

Title : Doctors
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ISBN : 9780553278118
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Number of Pages : 688 Pages
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Doctors Reviews

  • Leigh
    2019-03-26 14:44

    I read the hardcover version of this book, which was 679 pages. I started it on a Tuesday evening around 7 p.m. and finished it at 1:00 p.m. the next day. If that doesn't say a lot about the quality of the book, I don't know what does!Erich Segal continues to amaze me with his storytelling abilities. Not only are his plots interesting, but he makes you really identify with the characters. There are no outlandish plot twists or soap opera dramas - just multi-dimensional characters trying to get through life.Doctors focuses mainly on Barney Livingston and Laura Castellano, Brooklyn neighbors who both get in to Harvard Med School. The beginning of the book tells the story of how they met and how their friendship developed over the years. It also reveals why each of them want to go to medical school and become doctors.Once they are at medical school, the book begins to follow their lives as well as the lives of several classmates. They complete medical school, complete residencies in their chosen specialties, and deal with all of the trials and tribulations of life.Segal is a wonderful author and this was a great read.

  • Darenn
    2019-03-27 09:46

    We can never imagine what kind of life lies ahead of us and this book made me realize that we can never say "never", "I will" or "I can" not until we are right at that very moment wherein we need to make a decision(rational or not). Yes, we can determine what we want to be in the future but we can never foresee the things and changes that we are to encounter. We can do nothing but to choose, and even by just making 1 wrong choice will change something sometime everything and the future will be far more different from what we sought it to be.

  • Mandira
    2019-04-17 14:57

    A very well written book, i think one of the rare books that i read in one go. It gives a good description about the daily lives of doctors and their profession. Based on the life of Barney Livingston and Laura Castellano (best of friends). The book is mainly based on their journey through school, medical college and their respective fields. The ups and downs, the rise and fall, the realisations they have. It takes many years for them to realise that what they have is more than friendship. They both look out for each other no matter what the situation. Laura relies on barney and he inturn does not let her be deprecative of herself. Both go through various disappointing relations, realising at the end the true relation.

  •  Δx Δp ≥ ½ ħ
    2019-04-09 15:58

    pernah baca yg terjemahannya, untung kemaren dapet edisi inggrisnya di obralan buku impor :Dgak kecewa dg tebelnya :P---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------buat yang minta reviewnya:Saya baru membaca buku Segal 2 biji, Love Story dan Doctors ini. Tapi, karena buku ini yang paling tebel, jadi buku ini yg terbaik. heheDoctors bercerita ttg seluk beluk kehidupan para dokter. Inti cerita berpusat pada tokoh si Barney Livingston dan Laura Castellano, dua anak yg bertetanggaan. Berlatar di masa2 Amerika sedang tertatih-tatih---setelah depresi ekonomi, perang dunia perang saudara---dua anak ini bercita2 ingin menjadi dokter, salah satu pekerjaan paling bergengsi saat itu bahkan hingga kini. Tak tanggung2, mereka terobsesi utk sekolah tempat pendidikan dokter paling prestisius di muka bumi, Harvard Medical School--hanya Harvard Bussiness School dan Harvard Law School yg bisa menyaingi keangkeran dan ketenaran tempat ini.Namun, obsesi kedua anak ini tak sebatas mengejar sekolah bergengsi. Mereka punya "misi" lain dalam mengejar gelar dokter. Barney, tergerak hatinya menjadi dokter setelah ayahnya meninggal karena tak ada dokter yang mau merawatnya. Di lain pihak, Laura berambisi menjadi dokter karena dia punya masalah yang lebih rumit. Dia berambisi menjadi dokter setelah keluarganya luluh lantak saat adiknya meninggal karena polio. Tapi kematian si adik kecil yang terkasih membawa konsekuensi mengerikan. Ibu Laura terpukul hancur dan menemukan pelarian dengan menjadi seorang fanatik religius. Ayah Laura, yang juga dokter, menemukan pelarian melalui alkohol dan nyaris linglung. Tinggallah Laura yang "tetap berakal sehat", dan menemukan pelarian dg cara belajar keras menjadi dokter.Dendam-dendam masa lalu inilah yang membuat kedua tetangga itu mati-matian rela melakukan apa saja agar bisa masuk sekolah kedokteran. Apalagi target mereka adalah selevel HMS. Tapi tentu saja bukan masalah otak yang menghadang. Barney nyaris menyerah dalam mengejar HMS karena kesulitas ekonomi yang parah. sejak dulu pendidikan dokter memang identik dengan biaya mahal. Untungnya, pada detik-detik terakhir ada keajaiban. Mukjizat yang menghantarkannya untuk tetap bisa mendaftar pada HMS namun dengan bayaran yang sangat mahal, dan kelak akan terus menghantui hidupnya.Perjuangan Laura pun tak bisa dibilang gampang. dia nyaris ditolak masuk karena masalah gender. Bahkan untuk sekelas HMS, dokter perempuan adalah sesuatu yang tabu. HMS diciptakan untuk mendidik dokter laki-laki. bukan perempuan. jadi, meski ada perempuan yang berotak secemerlang Einstein, bukan jaminan dia bisa masuk dg leluasa ke HMS. Tenang saja, itu dulu :DKarena begitu banyaknya dendam-dendam yang harus terbalaskan, mereka mati-matian berusaha masuk ke HMS. Menjadi dokter bukan lagi sekedar mengejar cita-cita, tapi telah menjadi obsesi dan ambisi. Ketika mereka akhirnya bisa masuk HMS, baru terasakan betapa ambisi mereka kini menjadi boomerang. dihadapkan pada materi kuliah yang mengerikan--bayangkan makhluk2 yang bernama Biokimia, Anatomi, Fisiologi, Histiologi, Patologi, dll lengkap dg ribuan nama ilmiah untuk sesuatu yang oleh rakyat jelata disebut otot, rambut, syaraf, hormon, penyakit, bakteri, dll-- membuat mereka berpikir bahwa mungkin obsesi yang mereka kejar selama ini salah. belum tekanan batin yang dihadapi saat bergaul dg para jenius HMS yang elitis bahkan rasis. Dan kelak, saat sudah berhasil menjadi dokter sekalipun, mereka tetap terbayang-bayangi oleh hantu masa lalu, yang memaksa mereka untuk mempertaruhkan segala hal yang berharga dalam hidupnya, sumpah Hipocrates, kehormatan, harga diri, cinta, kebahagiaan bahkan masa depan.Ditulis dengan sangat meyakinkan--tak lupa Erich Segal melengkapi cerita dengan berbagai istilah medis yang membuat penasaran untuk bertanya pada si-tuan-tau-segalanya, Google----Doctors akan mengajak kita melihat seorang dokter yang bukan sebagai seorang malaikat penolong dan pembawa mukjizat. tapi sebagai manusia biasa, yang memiliki mimpi, memiliki keterbatasan, dan memiliki harapan untuk meraih kebahagiaan. Membaca buku ini, akan membuat kita tersadar, bersyukurlah atas hal-hal kecil dalam hidup kita, karena kita tak akan pernah tau, hal-hal besar apa yang akan menghadang kita.buku ke 8999

  • Gladys Dianne
    2019-04-01 14:56

    "There are thousands of diseases in the world, but Medical Science only has an empirical cure for twenty-six of them. The rest is... guesswork."Doctors focuses on the lives of Barney Livingston and Laura Castellano, from when they were kindergartners to them being medstudents and their journey as full pledged doctors. This book gives such a great insight on those aspiring to don the white coat someday."All of a sudden, I'm not a person, I'm a robot studying a human."I am in my third year of medschool and, even if the premise is set in the 60's to the 70's, it still gives an accurate description of what it's like to be in medschool. I find myself smiling as I remember my first year of medschool, how unsure I was and how scared I felt of not doing good. It was all so real. But first year, as far as medicine goes, was a relatively lax year. Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry were the stars. 'Tis the year you learn your foundations and the year I first cut open a cadaver and it was a lot of fun. While there were many sleepless nights, it was manageable. For aspiring medical students, enjoy this year while you can.Second year came around and I find myself pulling my hair in frustration. Why were there too many bacteria and fungus and viruses? How are we expected to memorize the names of all these drugs when they sound alike? I did not know that there were so many pathological problems that could happen with the human body. Information overload! They say that when you make it through second year, you can make it all the way.Third year, the final hurdle to get through before you're released in the actual hospital setting (at least that's how our curriculum goes). This is the year that I am being buried in all the damn paperworks(and I don't know if this is true for other medschools).And they say the sleepless nights aren't about to end until you retire from being a physician."For the first time Laura understood why it was said that to be a doctor - or at least to survive as one - you have to build a fortress around your feelings to withstand all the assaults of emotional involvement. You can try to help the suffering and mitigate their pain, but you must not feel it."It is statistically proven that there are more doctors who are depressed and commits suicide than any other professions.It's ironic, when you think about it, that doctors always tell their patients to reduce stress, to eat right, to exercise and to live life when they themselves have spent more than half of their lives locked up in their rooms, studying. It's no surprise that a lot of doctors are depressed. Being responsible for a person's life is a heavy weight to carry.If there's one thing that I learned from this book, its that to be a doctor requires nerves of steel. Superman ain't got nothing compared to the superpowers it takes to be a physician.So yeah, this is more of a review of being a doctor rather than the actual book itself, but hey, I think they're pretty much the same :)Definitely one of my favorite books of all time.

  • Sridevi
    2019-03-23 14:55

    Love every sentence in it. An extremely well-written story which, as a medical student, I could completely relate - with the characters, the trials and tribulations one face through med school life and the weird and nice ones we get as classmates. It also talks about the dog-eat-dog world out there waiting as soon as one shall begin practicing. For a non medical reader, you'll relish the story and find newfound respect for doctors. For the ones already in the healing profession, its an eye-opener!Superbe work!

  • Rajan
    2019-03-26 10:58

    Gives a good peek into what happens in a medical school and how much labour is required to be a doctor. It is also a very emotional and romantic story. I liked it immensely. Hope u will too.

  • Mabel
    2019-04-19 11:46

    I picked this book up at a second hand sale. Despite having read it about five years ago and not having been too impressed, I decided to give it another go. The reasons for my reluctance remained: namely the cliche nature of Erich Segal's characters. I have also read "The Class" and there are similarities as to how he develops his characters in both these books: the gorgeous lead female with brains, the class nerd, the handsome jock, the overachievers, the boy next door, the eventual romance that takes place. However, what was a pleasant surprise was the discovery that (maybe due to maturity) I was able to sympathise very much with the characters when they faced their dilemmas, professional and personal. I also gained a new found respect for Segal's detail and research undertaken in ensuring that the clinical details of the story was as accurate as possible and provided an insightful look into the world of medicine as well as the challenges of being a student at Harvard Medical school. Although I do have my qualms with the unrealistic perfection of Segal's characters, I would recommend "Doctors" for all graduate students of any discipline to understand that with the glamour and pride that comes with a profession, also comes responsibility and sacrifices which must be made.

  • Anie
    2019-03-31 18:09

    I am a big fan of Eric Segal. His books have always been touching and had great influence in my life. He has always been one of my favorite authors. One thing we need to understand that doctors are also human beings and bear the pressures of life and long duty hours which makes their jobs more challenging but seeing the passion for their profession is really remarkable. Every day they live a new life whenever they save the wounded, frustrated and disheveled patients. How may emotions they pass through when they see some of the impatient patients and have to go through not successful or gone cases. All these emotioned are expressed in this book. Along with this its also love story, romance, friendship and various ups and downs of human life and emotions. In parallel, it depicts the challenge of medicine stream with the main story theme focused on doctors.

  • Ayesha
    2019-04-07 13:08

    Reading books set in medical schools always intrigue me and doctors is all about HMS life AND it is written by Erich Segal so that means....I TOTALLY LOVED THE BOOK.But despite my prejudices,It gives an almost realistic view of a doctor's life.

  • Asghar Abbas
    2019-03-20 10:55

    Sweeping. Excellent. See, finally they put someone with a lot of soul in a house that's far from white.

  • Sushil
    2019-03-28 13:09

    When I first read this book I was quite touched with the passion with which Doctors treat their patients..The story revolves around a group of Harvard med school students who have to go through the rigrous training of becoming a doctor.. Some faint during the anatomy classes while a dead body is being disected to study the various human parts.. This reminds me of the incidence when one of my classmates fainted during my 12th science grade biology lab session ..The teacher was disecting a rat and the poor girl looking at the artiries and the strong smell just fainted..Any way coming back to the novel I would like to say it's a superb novel depecting the emotional side of Doctors while treating a very sick patient..How they make themselves strong in knowing pretty well that some of the patients they treat have cancers and other acute illness and no cure is possible as yet... It also talks about mercy killing which one of the interns acutally takes up to himself to consult the patients who are sick and dying every second of their miseralbe pain and to give them a mercy killing with a mutual consent from them.. A very heart warming novel showing that there are good doctors in the world just like the way there are bad , cold hearted Doctors..There are those( Doctors) who dedicate their lives for the welfare of treating their patinets with kindness and hope again'st those( Doctors) who only wish to make a good life for themsleves at the cost of a miserable sick patient..... Though quite lengthy the novel is but I don't mind if a book is well crafted and this one indeed is..Cheers and a happy to reading to one and all......

  • Michelle D’costa
    2019-04-01 16:04

    A brilliant book. Erich segal keeps you hooked to the plot and characters. He explores the characters and their relationships in a genuine manner.I was addicted to Robin Cook's medical thrillers in school. I have religiously watched every episode of Grey's Anatomy. As a teen I watched many surgeries on Reality TV and aspired to be one someday. To be present at the heart of change and innovation. I realised after some time it was only a fascination with the profession and I wouldn't have the tolerance for the lifestyle nor would I have the IQ for it.In India it is a matter of prestige to be a doctor and I always wondered whether there are still people who want to be doctors for a deeper reason than just status. In this book, Segal mentions the reasons the characters decide to become doctors.He has done justice to the characters, he hasn't written them for the sake of writing a book. they have been explored minutely. one can learn about dialogues, scenes, character development and plot development from this book.I learnt that one does not have to be a doctor to write a good story about doctors. however I might be able to say this because I'm not a doctor but I loved the book- the mix of fact and fiction is done well in this.his research and hardwork has paid off I feel.I had heard a lot about Segal's book 'love story' and it was a concious decision to not succumb to the hype. I'm glad I chanced upon Doctors. I have highlighted lines which I will return to from time to time.This was a good break for me from all the Indian literary fiction I have read lately. Guess it's time to get back to it.I

  • Travelin
    2019-04-07 15:48

    The absolutely final update:There's a great deal I could say about the politics of this book, most of it grim, so I'll skip a treatise on the profound value of human life.I saw a quote recently, that "messages are for postcards," but Segal apparently never got that memo. Emotionally and apparently medically shallow, every character in the book has a different trivial agenda, while being given essentially the same voice.I once stumbled onto a hallway of recent graduates preparing themselves silently, indifferently, in isolation, for medical school entrance exams. Like Segal, I would tend to believe that the real drama and differentiation in their lives is restricted to clinical consideration of academic questions. That's not to say that Segal has the emotional depth to explain why academic pressure makes such automatons suicidal as well.But my real complaint is that a pro-euthanasia thread emerges, and, skipping rapidly ahead, serves as the capstone inspirational message of the book. This from an author with a debilitating lifelong illness, although he apparently saw no reason to take his own life.Very early in the book, a survivor of the Holocaust is saved through extraordinary medical intervention. Whether this contradiction compared to the final message of the book is meant to serve as Segal's excuse for rhetorical balance is anyone's guess. I think he, like a lot of German heritage Europeans and Americans who love euthanasia, was a dedicated athlete, a "doer", who saw anything less than biomechanical freedom as life limiting, often unacceptably, even permanently so.Also, the description of Harvard Medical school appears to peter out with their graduation after 1/3 of the book, leaving us with Segal's hamfisted treatise on euthanasia.Just as we finally arrived on the first day of biochemistry for Harvard medical students, my mind made such a mix of unpleasant connections that strangers at great distance in the coffee shop become convinced that my stillness signalled some Einsteinian insight.Not quite. Here's what seems terribly wrong: The biochem professor is quoted as saying that there are some 20 amino acids necessary for human metabolism, or about 80 amino acids in the world.Not only are those numbers dramatically wrong by today's knowledge, they appear to dramatically undercount both categories of amino acids according to this contemporaneous biology book:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...There are in fact thousands of amino acids. One old Ph.D chemist claimed several years ago that adding one of the known amino acids to the "necessary" category would ameliorate heart disease.My problem is that I appear to be more intelligent than Professor Segal's account of doctors, while recognizing his point that doctors are working with limited information themselves. However, Segal suffered from a debilitating disease in the last decades of his life, and it appears he was not putting in due diligence to understand basic biochemistry. Perhaps the labours of trying to reproduce life in Harvard medical school without being a doctor himself help explain why one of his fictional characters attempting to do the very same thing becomes suicidal early.I've met someone who dropped out of Harvard medical school, and the one sentence related to me about the experience has always seemed exceedingly strange...However, I once inadvertently insulted a beautiful biology student on a bus in Sicily with my insistence on the facts of amino acids. If I'm willing to blow that opportunity for science, I'm far more likely to drop this book, especially as the nonmedical socializing isn't proving especially profound or interesting.

  • Petya
    2019-03-28 10:58

    С тази книга в ръце човек попада в света на няколко студенти по медицина, изживява заедно с тях цялото им следване, изборът им на направление в медицината и ранните стъпки в кариерата им. Проследяват се не само професионалните им търсения, но и напълно човешките им съдби. Героите са добре развити от автора. И общо взето дотук са хубавите неща, които мога да кажа за книгата. Недостатъците не са малко според мен. Твърде много клиширани идеи. Авторът е разгледал повърхностно твърде много морални дилеми - евтаназията, расовите борби, геноцидът срещу евреите, без да казва нещо ново, нито пък оригинално по темите. Типичен бестселър, с лекота може да се чете от средно-интелигентни хора за развлечение. Но без качества, необходими, за да се превърне в истинска литература. Поне аз така почувствах книгата. И ми се причете нещо наистина качествено, след като я завърших. ;)

  • Paul
    2019-04-03 15:03

    I read this book in 2 days and I want to read it again and again...I also enjoyed the idea that 2 best friends to became lovers. It's a motivational book for those who want a med career, like me, and I recommend it for everyone. My favorite book so far.

  • Marwa Shafique
    2019-04-17 10:54

    "There are thousands of diseases in the world, but Medical Science only has an empirical cure for twenty-six of them. The rest is... guesswork."Loved reading this book! A definite must read for those interested in medicine.

  • Диляна
    2019-04-04 17:12

    Прекрасна книга , стога да имах време бих я изгълтала за няколко дни .Не ме остави да я остави без да разбера какво става особено накрая .

  • Paula Dembeck
    2019-04-05 11:53

    Barney Livingston and Laura Castellano are neighbours as well as close friends. Both want to be doctors and after graduating from high school they enter Harvard Medical School in 1958. He wants to be a psychiatrist and she want to be a pediatrician. There are several other characters we are introduced to in their class. All have different motivations for entering the medical field. They include Bennett Landsmann, a Rhodes Scholar and the black son adopted into a wealthy Jewish family; Hank Bennett who was once a Jesuit and is the most innocent and well intentioned of the group; Grete Anderson a beautiful girl who was once a beauty queen and two other top students named Peter Wyman and Seth Lazarus, the genius in the class who becomes the most controversial figure in the book.The characters are all stressed by their grueling education and are soon physically and mentally overwhelmed by its demands. Not all of them make it. Once they have graduated, they leave for their internships and residencies and we follow them as they begin their careers. Livingston becomes an author and finds that it is not just patients that have mental health issues at the New York State Psychiatric Institute where he works. Castellano faces gender discrimination in a male dominated profession that is just beginning to address these issues. She marries an army officer but the marriage is an unhappy one and both have affairs. Wyman chases fame as a researcher and ends up in a biotechnology company in California. Landsmann who found himself the only black man in a group of white students at Harvard, continues to face racism for both his color and his religion. He becomes the surgeon he always wanted to be, but a freak accident and a spinal injury brings his career to a halt and he turns to the law to begin another chapter in his life. He is by far the most resilient in the group, able to face whatever life throws at him. Anderson finds her beauty attracts a lot of attention but is not able to successfully form relationships. She eventually becomes a transplant surgeon in Huston. Lazarus is so distressed by the number of people he sees in pain who want to die that his attempts to help them land him in a criminal court facing charges of murder. And Peter Wyman the man determined to always gets what he wants, opens an IVF clinic in Hawaii.Both Barney and Laura suffer through unhappy relationships until their forties when they realize their long friendship is a good foundation for happiness and decide to marry. They live in New York and begin life as parents but face heartbreak as well as joy in parenthood. Each of the characters and their stories allow the author to explore a number of societal and medical issues, many of which we still face today. He also paints a very realistic portrait of the difficult and grueling education medical students face as well as the complex issues they confront in their practice once they become physicians.An interesting and informative read.

  • Natha
    2019-03-21 16:10

    Harus darimana aku menceritakan tentang buku ini? Perjuangan hidup seseorang menjadi dokter di tengah berbagai macam himpitan masalah yang mendera mereka di luar pendidikan itu sendiri. Pembaca dibawa untuk memahami bahwa menjadi seorang dokter tidak menjadikan mereka 'dewa'. Mereka juga manusia, sama seperti manusia lain yang berprofesi berbeda. Hanya saja tahun-tahun keemasan dalam hidup mereka harus mereka relakan untuk tersia-sia di ruang pendidikan, masa-masa belajar dan juga saat magang. Himpitan dan persaingan dari senior, tidak ayal telah membuat sebagian besar dari mereka tumbang di tengah jalan. Entah dengan cara mengakhiri hidup mereka sendiri, ataukah dengan putus di tengah jalan begitu saja. Kehilangan reputasi. Sering kali manusia lain beranggapan dokter adalah profesi yang bisa menyembuhkan dan memberikan hidup, tapi bagaimana bila sebaliknya? Tidak bisa memberikan pengobatan hanya karena sumpah profesi yang mereka berikan, namun yang lain rela melanggarnya hanya karena uang atau rasa kasihan. Tahun-tahun yang mereka tempuh untuk belajar, membuat hidup tidak lagi muda saat membenahi hidup pribadi mereka sendiri. Berapa banyak dokter sukses yang harus merelakan kehidupan pribadi mereka berantakan?Umm, tidak akan menjelaskan atau yang terparah, menceritakan, isi buku ini. Sesuai dengan sinopsis yang tertulis di balik cover bukunya, kisah hidup seorang dokter diceritakan dengan sangat jelas. Dari masa kanak-kanak dua orang teman sepermainan yang menetapkan diri untuk menjadi seorang dokter, perjuangan teman-teman seangkatan mereka yang naik-turun, persaingan antar kolega, semuanya diceritakan secara jelas dari kedua sudut pandang Barney dan Laura. Hingga pada akhirnya dipahami, menjadi seorang dokter tidak berarti bisa menjadi 'dewa'. Mereka juga manusia biasa yang bisa lelah dan mengakui adanya mukjizat. :)Tidak akan menceritakan lebih jauh tentang tokoh-tokoh di dalam buku ini, tetapi selain Laura dan Barney, aku memberikan simpati khusus kepada Bennet dan juga Seth (baru kuberikan hampir di bagian akhir buku). Yang pasti salah satu bintang dari review ini kuberikan khusus untuk Bennet. ;) Dan sungguh sangat mensyukuri tidak mengambil FK saat bersekolah dahulu. Perjuangan profesi dokter sungguh berat dan sangat melelahkan, aku salut untuk kalian semua. Mayoritas kalian, maksudnya. Toh pada akhirnya, ada juga yang melanggar sumpah profesi dan menjadi 'berbeda'. Ingin tahu lebih banyak mengenai dunia kedokteran dari sudut pandang Erich Segal? Bacalah... Happy reading!

  • Lynxie Brat
    2019-03-26 10:03

    In alot of ways this is my favorite books by Segal. My only complaint about it is that the multiple charecters aren't balanced, (where as in Prizes they were more balanced out.) It concerns 4 people directly, Barney,(who is the lead/catalyst for the story.)Laura,Bennet and Seth.Seth's charecter is the one left out in the cold, so to speak, but also one who has the most to lose: his integrety.Other then that though. this book is classic Segal, laughter,sorrow, and at times so heartrending that you can't stop the tears rolling down your face.I gave it a 5 star despite my misgivings because of the lead charecter, Barney. He is a good literary example of what a man should be. kind,compassionate, intelligent, (and not afraid to show it.)

  • Ted
    2019-04-13 14:12

    this is Almost Eriich Segal 's nonfiction based on his Harverd Medical School resident experiance and get marry with his girlfriend who went go through elementary sweet hart.it was so interesting about how mysterical about medical treeatments since no human is nothing compare to LORD cure for ileness , sickness and desease, even in distress. according to Erich Herverd Medical school graduate famous Love Story author many unknown things to medical fields in Human being. He is very hummble and very truth writer.I would like to read all his works. I red a Doctors about 20 years ago and gave to real a MD DR.

  • Subhojit Sanyal
    2019-04-15 17:49

    [3.5 STARS] A TANGLED MASTERPIECE'Doctors' was simply awesome in parts and in others- plain outright boring. Sections of it were outstanding, brilliantly portraying the making of doctors,their internal struggles, growing up and the incidents that influenced their outlook as doctors. Euthanasia also came up in a most riveting fashion. I particularly loved the part about the doublecrossings in the research field.However, it was too splayed out, with unnecessary plot points. Also, as a medical student, the ending did not work for me at all. As the rest was so realistically put forth, i wish the author had gone for a more realistic ending (or realistic disease).

  • Sookie
    2019-04-01 15:04

    Story about a bunch of doctors who meet in medical school and where their lives take them. Two of them are best friends from a very young age and their relationship over three decades. With dramatic twists and life choices, it all comes to a point where the best friends have to make choices involving their family. Old friends come to picture and ending is how the tone of the story is - happy verging on bittersweet.

  • Minty McBunny
    2019-03-28 18:10

    This is one of my favorite books of all time. So much of what I know about the medical profession came from this book, or research this book spurred me to do.I read it for the first time at age 13 and have probably read it at least 20 times since. It is always on my list of "desert island' books. To me it's the best book Segal ever wrote and one that I will be reading again and again for the rest of my life.

  • Aparna Bhat
    2019-03-23 11:11

    An amazing book that highlighted the ups and downs on the journey to becoming a doctor. What I liked most about the book was that it covered not just what you'd expect (ex. going to classes, dissecting cadavers, etc.) but also the ethical and social justice issues that existed not only at that time, but also today.

  • asdewi
    2019-04-09 16:05

    Dibaca waktu awal2 kuliah, pas lagi belajar anatomi di bab neuroanatomi.Akan selamanya berterima kasih sama ini buku, karena langsung bisa hapal 12 nervus cranialis berkat "Oh oh oh to touch and feels girls vagina, ah heaven". Dan belum lupa ampe sekarang X)Tapi dari segi cerita ini, ini dua orang kenapa lamaaaaa bener nyadar sukanya?Nyindir gw? Hah??? Hah???? *apa coba*

  • witz
    2019-04-09 10:45

    hmm.. kalo dibilang ko kayanya muter2 ya critanya... tebel banget, bacanya ga habis2 :Dtapi bener2 menggambarkan kehidupan seorang dokter

  • MeravGat
    2019-04-11 09:52

    read it many years ago and i still remember the storymust!

  • Ro
    2019-04-12 13:11

    I first read this book when I was in high school. I absolutely loved it. This, I think, is Erich Segal's best novel. Followed by Love Story.