Samuel Shem: House of God

In the 3rd installment of the Post Call Podcast listen to an MDedge interview with the person behind the physicians’ cult classic book titled The House of God.

Doctor Stephen Bergman now goes by Samuel Shem and lives outside Boston, but in the 1970s, he published arguably one of the most impactful books on medicine in recent memory. Newsweek named the House of God the second best satirical piece of fiction of all time behind Don Quixote. In this conversation, Shem tells MDedge about his motivation for the House of God and reveals that there will be a sequel in 2019 on the current state of medicine.