GOODBYE COLUMBUS, HELLO MEDICINE by

GOODBYE COLUMBUS, HELLO MEDICINE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Meyers played the dumb jock brother in Goodbye, Columbus, cast after one of those Schwab drugstore accidents (actually a wedding rehearsal at the Plaza). This is a record of his short film career, longer medical school years and internship, with commercials and talk show appearances wedged in between reading assignments and night call. His medicine is not the Marcus Welby variety, despite his Hollywood connections; although Morris agency bookings paid his way through school, he endured the same demanding schedule as his classmates--making rounds, changing rotations, losing patients. His experiences ranged from renal failure and coat-hanger abortions to a surprise bend in a penis and patient malapropisms (""fireballs of the useless"" for ""fibroids of the uterus""). This doesn't have the bite of, say Dr. Nolen's The Making of a Surgeon nor his perspective on the frenzied workings of a city hospital (in this case Newark) but it is invested with the prescribed bedside manner.

Pub Date: Oct. 22nd, 1976
Publisher: Morrow