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Complications: A Surgeons Notes On An Imperfect Science Atul Gawande

Complications: A Surgeons Notes On An Imperfect Science

Atul Gawande

Published
ISBN : 9781861974136
Hardcover
276 pages
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Gently dismantling the myth of medical infallibility, Dr. Atul Gawandes Complications: A Surgeons Notes on an Imperfect Science is essential reading for anyone involved in medicine--on either end of the stethoscope. Medical professionals makeMoreGently dismantling the myth of medical infallibility, Dr. Atul Gawandes Complications: A Surgeons Notes on an Imperfect Science is essential reading for anyone involved in medicine--on either end of the stethoscope. Medical professionals make mistakes, learn on the job, and improvise much of their technique and self-confidence. Gawandes tales are humane and passionate reminders that doctors are people, too. His prose is thoughtful and deeply engaging, shifting from sometimes painful stories of suffering patients (including his own child) to intriguing suggestions for improving medicine with the same care he expresses in the surgical theater. Some of his ideas will make health care providers nervous or even angry, but his disarming style, confessional tone, and thoughtful arguments should win over most readers. Complications is a book with heart and an excellent bedside manner, celebrating rather than berating doctors for being merely human. --Rob Lightner