"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)
From the Back Cover
As in all hospitals, the medical hierarchy of The House of God was a pyramid - a lot at the bottom and one at the top.Put another way it was like an ice-cream cone...you had to lick your way up!
Roy Basch, the 'red-hot' Rhodes Scholar, thought differently - but then he hadn't met Hyper Hooper, out to win the most post-mortems of the year award, nor Molly, the nurse with the crash helmet.He hadn't even met any of the Gomers ('Get Out of My Emergency Room!'), the no-hopers who wanted to die but who were worth more alive!
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.