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Review: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

User Review  - Ellen Keim - Goodreads

I've read several books by doctors about the medical profession and always find them intriguing. My favorites are those by Richard Selzer (Confessions of a Knife, Letters to a Young Doctor, etc.), who ... Read full review

Review: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

User Review  - Mariam.394 - Goodreads

First book of its kind that I read.. Interesting and did not regret reading it. I consider it a new different perspective to look at the medical fields, surgery in particular. The process of the ... Read full review

Review: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

User Review  - Marília Bonelli - Goodreads

Scary for how true it is in the simplest ways. Doctors are human beings, we know that. But we also forget how human sometimes. This is not the type of book I read or even gravitate towards. My ... Read full review

Review: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

User Review  - Richard Williams - Goodreads

the author is a very good writer. pick up the book and skim for the anecdotal stories that form the central picture for each chapter. just enjoy them as an interesting observation about learning to be ... Read full review

Review: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

User Review  - Elliot Ratzman - Goodreads

Except for hypochondriacs, everyone should read this book. The surgeon-scribe Gawande is the perfect Virgil, escorting us through the Hell and Purgatory (and many happy endings) of uncertainties ... Read full review

Review: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

User Review  - Libby Ames - Goodreads

Although I am interested in the medical profession, motivation to learn more about it often elludes me. Gawande was able to keep my attention and present points that I could understand in spite of my ... Read full review

Review: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

Atul Gawande writes for The New Yorker, and I always read his articles as soon as I spot the by-line. I read "Better" last year and think it is even, yes, better. But both books have rare qualities ... Read full review

Review: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

User Review  - browse - Goodreads

I've been on the very outer fringes of the medical profession for years now, with a mom as a nurse, a girlfriend studying to be a doctor and having several hundred hours training myself as a massage ... Read full review

Review: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

User Review  - Jo - Goodreads

I'm not sure if "liked" is the correct word, but it was fascinating - and somewhat disturbingthough there were positive aspect as well. It is a series of anecdotes by a resident doctor at a teaching ... Read full review

Review: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

This is a fascinating collection of essays by a young surgeon about various aspects of surgical medicine. For me, the most interesting chapter dealt with surgeons who go bad -- not dramatically ... Read full review


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