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The House of God (1984)

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Follow a group of interns in a large teaching hospital. When Jo, Chief Resident, has a breakdown the interns are reluctantly placed under the tutelage of the senior resident known as The ... See full summary »

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Follow a group of interns in a large teaching hospital. When Jo, Chief Resident, has a breakdown the interns are reluctantly placed under the tutelage of the senior resident known as The Fatman. Like "M*A*S*H," "The Hospital" and "St. Elsewhere" (which is drawn from this story) this film is closer to the truth than the public wants to know. Written by Raymond Clay <banquosa@concentric.net>

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Every year in July, 6,000 young Men and Women leave the comfort and safety of medical school confident in the knowledge that they will become interns in the greatest system of medical care in the History of the universe. Some actually survive.

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The Fat Man refers to a bed position where the head of the bed is lower than the foot as "the Hindenberg." The proper term for this bed position is "Trendelenberg." See more »

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Very true and Very scary
15 July 2012 | by (Escondido, CA. United States) – See all my reviews

"You are special" , "Lets face it, Doctors are special" Opening words from the chief resident doctor to the new group of interns on their first day. The movie is a classic.

And the Fatman - "See these hands? These hands never touch patients. Why? Because not only are most patients better off left untouched, they are better off left unseen."

He is the good guy. Working in a system in which the primary goal of any doctor is to practice medicine, not heal patients. "Order a test, produce a complication. Order another test, produce another complication. And on and on it goes. Until the patient is 'Putzilized' (a term named after Dr Putzil, a 'slurper' extraordinaire.

Well worth a watch. And btw, its available for streaming from Netflix. I just watched it a few weeks ago.

Enjoy!!


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