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The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly is an memoir of Matt McCarthy's first year as a physician. McCarthy describes his interactions with patients and his co-workers, from administering his first needle to his first loss of life.
I think reading a memoir by someone so early in their medical career provides a whole new perspective, and encourages the reader to hold a critical view of the well-respected science, as well as put themselves in the shoes of their own doctors.
I couldn't put this book down. I don't know whether it was McCarthy's writing ability, or just being given a window into the fascinating world of medicine, but even in comparison to other medical reads, this is by far my favourite. I could not recommend this book more.