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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
Complications A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
Author: Atul Gawande
ISBN-13: 9781846681325
ISBN-10: 1846681324
Publication Date: 10/25/2007
Pages: 288
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3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 3
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reviewed Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science on + 2 more book reviews
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.
Acknud avatar reviewed Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science on + 82 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science on
Helpful Score: 5
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)
reviewed Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
MaryMary avatar reviewed Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science on + 32 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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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froglet avatar reviewed Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science on + 32 more book reviews
Very interesting read. Everyone should read this book if there is any chance that they would ever be a patient - that means everyone. It helps you understand that doctors are human and have all the falibilities that everyone else has. Doctors can make mistakes just like everyone else, unfortunately, those mistakes can have serious consequences. The scariest part of the book is when he talks about how bad doctors are a policing other doctors who are making serious mistakes on a routine basis. This has always been the serious downside of medicine and no one has come up with a solution to this problem yet. The stories he tells are very interesting.
reviewed Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science on + 11 more book reviews
Very interesting glimpse into the daily lives and thoughts of a surgeon as he treats patients and interacts with his peers. Well written and informative.
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A technical book that provides the reader with the perspective of those that provide medical treatment. Not a book you would likely read prior to going into the hospital for surgery, but interesting nonetheless.
lovtoride-n-read avatar reviewed Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science on + 5 more book reviews
Gawande has written a book that captures so much of the uncertainty and the imperfection of modern medicine. He does it in a personal, conversational style. Thoroughly enjoyable and thought provoking!

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