The House of God is a wild and raunchily irreverent novel that teaches you the not-so-gentle arts of healing, and tells you what your doctor never wanted you to know.It is the best medicine since M*A*S*H, and does for the doctor's art what Catch-22 did for the art of war.e year award, or Molly, the nurse with the crash helmet.
Sameul Shem (Stephen Bergman M.D.) graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and earned a Ph.D in physiology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He is the author of the novels The House of God, Mount Misery and Fine, and seven plays, including, with Janet Surrey, Bill W. and Dr. Bob. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Stone Centre, Wellesley College. He lives near Boston with his wife and daughter.
"Great glittering floods of talent rage through this extraordinary
novel" * Cosmopolitan *
"A wildly funny, sad, laugh-out-loud, frightening, outrageous, thought-provoking, moving book" * Houston Chronicle *
"Raw, realistic, ribald and randy" -- Richard Gordon, author of Doctor in the House
"Catch-22 with stethoscopes" * Cosmopolitan *