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Have a dictionary handy,
This review is from: Dances with Sheep: Memoirs of a Vet Student (Hardcover)
Steve Weddell may be a brilliant vet, but he's not a brilliant writer. Throughout the book he fails to explain enough about his own medical condition and the veterinary conditions and procedures he was experiencing. He doesn't step back enough from his own expert knowledge to modify his language to make the book truely accessible to a lay reader. If you don't have a medical background I advise you to have a medical dictionary handy. It may help with phrases such as "...diffuse, infiltrating flurry of suppurating sacroid tumours that were spreading rampantly across his inguinal region."
If you speak "medical" or are prepared to use a dictionary the book does give you some idea of what it's like to be a vet student (hard work) though as the mother of a vet student I really hope that the ridiculous and demeaning "initiation" described in the second chapter has been banned by the University.