THE CLASS OF 1969
Two medical students journey through the rigors of medical school in the late 60's and engage in iconic events of the time.
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Dr. Henry Greene is a Hematologist-oncologist. He has a BA in zoology from UCLA and vilafinil MD from UC Irvine. He has been involved in medical ethics, hospice and palliative care throughout his career and is active in organized medicine. He has published his first novel Thirteen Months a Year on Amazon Kindle. He has two grown children and lives with his wife, Mary Jo in Lima, Ohio.
THE CLASS OF 1969
Max and Jan King enter medical school in 1965 and begin a journey through the challenges of medical education and the temptations of the controversies of the time: civil rights and the anti-war movement. They struggle with a difficult and abusive medical school experience. At the same time they participate in many of the iconic events of the time. They attend the Century City demonstration and subsequently rexogin the demonstrations at the Chicago Democratic convention of 1968, bearing witness to the struggles of the anti-war movement. Max spends time in Haight-Ashbury, tours the drug rehabilitation world of the sixties and meets some celebrity addicts, witnessing the beginnings of the futile War on Drugs. Having brought his activist attitudes with him to school he nearly is expelled from on several occasions. Will these two medical students reach their goal of becoming physicians? Or will their environment be their greatest test?
Thirteen Months a Year At the end of the 1960's a married couple Max and Jan King are interns at a large municipal hospital. They struggle with learning to become physicians following the thirteen four week "rotations" that mark the final passage before qualifying for medical licensure. During this tumultuous era they work long hours in a challenging environment while trying to preserve their marriage. After four difficult years of medical school Max is very discouraged. He was lucky to get into the alphabol internship--based on his wife's record. He will try to find himself, starting on the Jail Ward, while his wife is in a different part of the County Hospital complex. Along his way he encounters Abe Grant, a bona fide radical doctor, who draws him back into activism--something that nearly cost him his med school graduation. The doctors at County become outraged by the miserable conditions, capped by a disastrously botched deluge of patients. They hold a heal-in, trying to influence the county government to improve conditions. Max and Abe become involved with a radical community group, which puts them in danger. Towards the end of the year Max has found himself. His marriage is intact and he's selected to lead the activist doctors the next year. As chariman of the Medical Standards Committee his troubles are starting all over again. His internship ends with an unworldy night duty covering for absent doctors and how to get primobolan treating desperately sick patients.
Henry Rex Greene Historical fiction Medical fiction Synopsis: The Medical Trilogy ends in 1975. In 1970 Max and Jan are residents in internal medicine and pediatrics. Max must address another County hospital budget shortfall. His best friend Abe Grant leads a press conference protesting the budget. He mentions that dozens of patients have died from inadequate resources, which precipitates an investigation of the “ringleaders.” Fortunately, Supervisor Hahn orders another investigation that confirms their complaints. Jan suffers through a brutal first year of residency and has an affair. Their second child is born with a blood problem inconsistent with Max’s paternity. Knowing Jan’s stress he lets it pass. After she has a second affair he sends her to Abe’s psychiatrist. Meanwhile Max has become the founding president of a national organization of interns and residents. For his third year he’s chief resident and fills in as a hematology fellow. He has a harmless flirtation with Allie Mann, a brilliant resident. Jan clen max finishes her training and works in pediatric ER. She’s a bored housewife and craves excitement. They take up SCUBA diving. Max nearly dies in an accident. He recovers in time to negotiate the first union contract with the County hospitals. Jan’s best girl friend dies in an auto accident, adding to her unhappiness. Max starts an oncology fellowship and engineers a take-over of the AMA’s housestaff section. He also persuades the union to secure a PSRO contract with the federal government to review and authorize payment for Medicare in forty LA hospitals. Under pressure from the County government he fires Abe from the PSRO board. Jan starts a fellowship, but their marriage is in trouble. She uses cocaine to bolster her moods. They see Nathaniel Branson, the former lover of Ayn Rand. Despite his brilliant counseling their marriage deteriorates, capped by Max’s brief affair with Herb Hafner’s Dream Date of the year. The affair ends quickly, and he terminates his political activities. They look for a home in Pasadena, where they will go into practice. Despite a hostile reception both quickly become established. They seem to turn a corner until a fateful trip to Hawaii to celebrate the end of Max’s AMA career. Their marriage doesn’t survive the after-effects of the trip.
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Experience the life of a medical student during the turmoil of the 1960's struggling to master his professional role while staying engaged in the critical issues of the times. The Class of 1969 ORDER A COPY NOW! ISBN 13 (TP): 9781475931044 ISBN 13 (HB): 9781475931051 ISBN 13 (eBook): 9781475931068 www.iuniverse.com
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