Samuel Shem: The House of God

Friday, November 2, 2018

Doctor Stephen Bergman now goes by Samuel Shem and lives outside Boston, but in the 1970s, he published arguably one of the most impactful books on medicine in recent memory -- the cult classic, the House of God. Newsweek named the House of God the second best satirical piece of fiction of all time behind Don Quixote.

In this conversation, Shem tells me about his motivation for the House of God and reveals that there will be a sequel in 2019 on the current state of medicine.