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Complications: Notes from the Life of a Young Surgeon
Complications Notes from the Life of a Young Surgeon
Author: Atul Gawande
Autobiography of Atul Gawande, a surgeon in United States of America; this personal narrative exposes surgery of its follies to the extent it is human as it is idealized science.
ISBN-13: 9780143028451
ISBN-10: 0143028456
Publication Date: 1/31/2002
Pages: 251
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Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
I really enjoyed this book. The author does an excellent job of laying the science of medicine out on the table and frankly discussing its shortfalls. There are so many interesting stories, and half of them I've seen on the hit show "Gray's Anatomy" (or is it Grey's?). In any case, this was a very good read.
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Helpful Score: 6
As a physician myself I found this a fascinating read. The anecdotes are dead on and the philosophical explanations behind his reasonings make one think. Medicine is an imperfect science. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in medicine or an interest in trying to understand how doctors think.
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Should be mandatory reading for anyone who is a patient. Incredible and horrifying some of the things you'll realize. Explained a lot of why some of the doctors Ive been to in the past were so ignorant and uncooperative. (p 210-211)
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Dr. Gawande is a great storyteller. He carries you through complex medical situations and keeps you interested as he weaves personal anecdotes with sage advice on how to better the practice of medicine.
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This was a very interesting book. The author was very honest in his writing about patients and the trials of being a new doctor. I read this book on a 4 hour flight to Las Vegas!
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