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Book and Media Reviews
September 10, 2008


JAMA. 2008;300(10):1212-1213. doi:10.1001/jama.300.10.1212

More than 40 years ago, a brave young physician challenged the “enforced secrecy” of medical training by publishing a firsthand account of his internship. Under the pseudonym “Dr X,” he titled his account simply Intern.1 The book was wildly successful but, perhaps more importantly, it opened the door for future authors to share their insights about their medical training and education.