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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science


This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life ... Show synopsis

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Shockingly honest and sincere medical account

by Azzie on May 22, 2009

Atul Gawande writes an amusing, incredibly honest and eye-opening account about his experiences as a resident, cutting his teeth on the various patients who come through the emergency door. Gawande makes an earnest and sincere appeal to the reader to understand that to become an excellent surgeon ... More



by Ellyb on Jan 27, 2009

It is such a pleasure to read Atul Gawande's prose. His style is accessible to laypeople but technical enough for those in the profession to learn something from his experiences. Each chapter addresses one medical area of "imperfection." Some examples: the fact that student doctors inevitably must ... More



by doc2be on Jan 8, 2009

Gawande has an uncanny ability to meld and craft words to convey emotions and science to both the medical profession and laypeople. The book is collection of short stories about the life and patients of a surgeon. He dives into the thought processes of physicians and demonstrates the art of medicine ... More

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