This is from Dr. Terrence Holt and has nine stories about the world of medical training and all the emotions that are present from the resident as well as the patient such as physical, emotional and spiritual pain. This looks like it will be a great read and I am moving it up to next on my pile behind Floating City by Sudhir Venkatesh
I finally pulled the trigger and purchased this book and have read only several pages but I see this book will be tremendous for peeling back what is really going on in China and some of the true emotions of the people.
I started this book this afternoon and it appears to be very similar to On The Run by Alice Goffman. I have mixed emotions when I read this type of book due to the difficulties that the ethnographer has in separating their work from their feelings. There seems to me that there might be a book about the relationships (personal I mean) between the ethnographer and his or her subjects. Maybe I am reading too much into it, but it seems like a fair assumption.
I have included this video from the author about the book for your viewing. I hope you find it informative.
I finished up and I must say that this book, after what seemed to be a slow start, ended up very strong. Chapter 10 entitled The Numbers Game: The Power of Data to Show Us How Our Games Really Work was outstanding. The chapter, itself, is only eighteen pages but is crammed full of ways that data is being used to incrementally increase athletic performance. The results of sabermetrics is really changing the pay scale of baseball as well as basketball. As I have stated earlier, this is an outstanding book to whet your appetite if you are interested in incremental improvement in whatever your endeavor happens to be.