Year of the Intern

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Year of the Intern
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Author Robin Cook
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Published 1973 (Harcourt Brace)
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 246
ISBN 0-15-199740-3
OCLC 417038
813/.5/4
LC Class PZ4.C76992 Ye PS3553.O5545

The Year of the Intern, the first novel by Robin Cook and very different from his thrillers, follows the journey of intern Dr. Peters through his year of placement.

Plot introduction[edit]

It is an insider's perspective of the medical world. As Dr. Peter becomes a doctor he is destroying himself as a person due to extensive work and concerns.

He began writing the book while serving on a submarine, basing it on his experiences as a medical resident. When it did not do particularly well, he began an extensive study of other books in the genre to see what made a bestseller. He decided to concentrate on medical suspense thrillers, mixing intricately plotted murder and intrigue with medical technology. He also brought controversial ethical and social issues affecting the medical profession to the attention of the general public.

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Preceded by
None
Robin Cook novels
1972
Succeeded by
Coma