The book for review is “Self Examination” by Thomas Arno. It falls in the genre of non fiction.
The author of this book Dr. Tom Arno, will tell you that Marcus Welby is an inaccurate portrayal of today’s physicians when it comes to their attitude. We never see the true side of what it means to be a doctor.
Inside this book we get a first hand account of what it is like behind the scenes of being a doctor but not just a doctor but one who is at the top of his game and is trying to stay above water. We learn from Dr. Arno the work involved, the long hours and time away from family and friends that happens when one is in this field.
We also learn about the gross negligence that occur which could have lead to serious consequences if not death if Dr. Arno had not been around to step in for the patient. The reality is this happens and more then we are told.
When I first read the synopsis for this book I was excited to learn more. However the book is not what I was expecting. Instead of learning about the things that go wrong with doctors we learned about one doctor who was making sure things didn’t go terribly off the road.
I didn’t like the book in the beginning for it seemed to me the doctor was gloating at how good he was in comparison to how the other doctors weren’t. I kept reading, and I am glad I did, because at the halfway mark it showed me why this author wrote it the way he did. It made a whole lot of sense as I finished it.
Like the author wrote, “No one sails through it unscathed; no one is immune.”
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.