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Complications : a surgeon's notes on an imperfect science

Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made. There are accounts of operations that go wrong; of doctors who go to the bad; why autopsies are necessary; what it feels like to insert your knife into someone. Atul Gawande is a staff member of Brigham and Women's Hospital,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Atul Gawande
ISBN: 1861974981 9781861974983
OCLC Number: 718023150
Awards: Short-listed for National Book Award 0 (United States)
Description: x, 269 p. ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Atul Gawande.

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This is an account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made. There are accounts of  Read more...

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'I don't know if Atul Gawande was born to be a surgeon -- I very much suspect so -- but he was certainly born to write. This wise and exciting account of life as a surgical resident...perfectly Read more...

 
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