Book Review of Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
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Quite a bit different from the other medical memoirs I've read lately, including Gawande's own Complications.

"Better" is about finding ways to do the job of medicine better - thinking out of the box, using resources at hand, and just plain hard work. He shows that medicine can be "better" using these tools, irrespective of technological and other medical advances.

From cystic fibrosis clinics to fighting an outbreak of polio in Southern India, he takes you on a tour of the world showing some incredibly innovative, hard working medical professionals who have strived to do "better" using their wits and whatever situation is handed to them.

Absolutely fascinating.