Darren Campbell is a neurosurgeon who seemingly has it all: a beautiful family, a lucrative practice in an idyllic Colorado mountain town. Yet he becomes overwhelmed from being inundated by drug seeking patients and the administrative frustrations of modern medicine. When he falls into a coma under circumstances suspicious for drug abuse, his mind becomes a window for reliving a series of historical vignettes, the stories of his vaunted physician ancestors. From the glory of ancient Greece during the time of Hippocrates, to the black forests of a medieval German monastery; from the romance of restoration Paris to the gritty streets of industrial Baltimore, and the horror of the brutal Italian campaign during WWII; the tales of Darren's ancestors become a veritable travelogue of medical history. Once he awakens, he needs a miraculous rejuvenation to weather the stresses that led to his downfall. How he finds it is a parable which serves as both an indictment and a celebration of modern healthcare, a revelation both for doctors themselves, and for anyone who's always wanted to know: What is my doctor really thinking?From the minute landscape of doctors' innermost frustrations and joys, to the vast panorama of the History of Medicine; From today's controversies such as the opioid epidemic, physician burnout, and runaway healthcare costs, to dilemmas which plagued doctors through the ages, such as prohibitions on human dissection and the plodding, process of comprehending the inordinately complicated workings of the human body. Internal Medicine: The Novel covers it all.