Baby Doctor, Revised Edition: A Pediatrician's Training

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The beloved classic memoir of residency, by renowned pediatrician and writer, Perri Klass

Originally published nearly two decades ago, Baby Doctor is as fresh and pertinent as it was upon publication. Publisher’s Weekly called it “Riveting…An inspiring coming-of-age story and an inside look at medical education…A colorful, candid view of the exhausting, exhilarating and dehumanizing subculture of pediatric residency.”

Klass, a five-time O. Henry Award winner, delights readers, both lay and professional, with her engaging essays about the trials and tribulations of becoming a practicing pediatrician. Written with a new foreword and annotations, Baby Doctor offers a renewed perspective on Klass’s experience as a pediatric resident, and underscores the depth and resonance of the book’s themes.

Inspiring, compassionate, and compelling, Baby Doctor will fascinate and delight all who experience this roller coaster of a ride through a young doctor’s training.

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About the Author:

Perri Klass, MD, is Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics at New York University. She attended Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital, Boston, and her fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Boston City Hospital.

Perri has written extensively about medicine, children, literacy, and knitting. Her nonfiction includes Every Mother is a Daughter, which she coauthored with her mother, and Quirky Kids: Understanding and Helping Your Child Who Doesn't Fit In, which she coauthored with Eileen Costello. She is also the author of two collections and other works of fiction, including the novels The Mystery of Breathing and Other Women's Children. Her most recent books are Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor and The Mercy Rule, which was released in July 2008.

Her short stories have won five O. Henry Awards, and in 2006, she was the recipient of the Women's National Book Association Award. She is a longtime member of the executive board of PEN New England, which she chaired from 2004 to 2006.

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