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Samuel Shem Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, and Activist
Samuel Shem (pen name of Stephen Bergman) completed a medical internship at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, USA, after which he wrote 'The House of God' in 1978 in an effort to highlight the lack of compassion in US Medical Schools. In this lecture, which is both entertaining and poignant, he speaks of the genesis of his novel, his time in Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and explains and reads passages from his bestselling book.