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Complications : a surgeon's notes on an imperfect science

Author: Atul Gawande; William David Griffith
Publisher: New York : Picador, [2003]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Picador edView all editions and formats
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Drawing from true accounts of patients and doctors, an examination of the power and limits of modern medicine reveals a world where science is uncertain, information is limited, and deadly mistakes occur.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biographies
Personal narratives
Biography
Named Person: Atul Gawande; Atul Gawande
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Atul Gawande; William David Griffith
ISBN: 0312421702 9780312421700
OCLC Number: 1043347590
Notes: Adapted for audio and produced by Jill Whitesides.
Abridged.
"Several of these pieces have appeared, in slightly different form, in the New Yorker and Slate"--Title page verso.
Performer(s): Read by William David Griffith.
Description: x, 269 pages ; 22 cm ; [2003]
Contents: pt. 1. Fallibility: Education of a knife --
The computer and the hernia factory --
When doctors make mistakes --
Nine thousand surgeons --
When good doctors go bad --
pt. 2. Mystery: Full moon Friday the thirteenth --
The pain perplex --
A queasy feeling --
Crimson tide --
The man who couldn't stop eating --
pt. 3. Uncertainty: Final cut --
The dead baby mystery --
Whose body is it anyway? --
The case of the red leg.
Responsibility: Atul Gawande.
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Drawing from true accounts of patients and doctors, an examination of the power and limits of modern medicine reveals a world where science is uncertain, information is limited, and deadly mistakes occur.

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