So what is Dr. Grumpy's bible? Some neurological work by Charcot? A medicine tome by Osler? Nope.
My staff has learned that when I refer to "The Bible" I mean a small book (I've given them all copies) called "Kill as Few Patients as Possible" by Oscar London, M.D. It's a remarkable collection of 57 essays on "how to be the world's greatest doctor". It's a scream. I first read it in 1992 in medical school, and it's since been kept at arm's reach. Any aspiring physician (or anyone who needs a good laugh) should get it.
(Disclosure- I do not know who Dr. London is, I am not selling copies of this, and I have no financial interest in any booksellers whatsoever).
So, Dr. London, if you are reading this, I just want you to know that I think you are awesome. And I continue to try to practice by your rules.