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User Review  - Booktrovert - LibraryThing

through anecdotes and examples of patient cases, gawande seems to be honestly writing about fallibility - in medicine, in doctors, in patients. i don't know, so much, that the science is imperfect ... Read full review

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User Review  - MartinBodek - LibraryThing

This book reads like a memoir from any principal player from shows like "Untold Tales from the ER," "Medical Mysteries," or the fictional "ER."The book breezes along nicely, pausing long enough on the ... Read full review

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User Review  - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing

I'll knock off half a star because the three sections didn't really seem connected in any way, but each one was fascinating: an examination of how doctors learn and how uncomfortable that is, a ... Read full review

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User Review  - JillKB - LibraryThing

I should not have been surprised to learn from the Author's Acknowledgement that Gawande is friends with Malcolm Gladwell -- this book is the doctor's equivalent of a Gladwell book. I really learned a ... Read full review

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User Review  - cait815 - LibraryThing

Great book. It sagged a bit near the middle (the chapters on blushing and gastric bypass were, in my opinion, the weakest of the bunch). The rest was pretty damn riveting. And I found the section on nausea and vomiting fascinating! Read full review

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User Review  - gooutsideandplay - LibraryThing

I've pretty much decided that I would read a telephone directory if this man wrote it. I didn't think there could be a, well, better book than his previous work, Better, but I think this tops it ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheAmpersand - LibraryThing

A brief, eloquent, and thoughtful book that describes the messy and occasionally miraculous business of surgery and traces the author's own development from greenhorn resident to accredited surgeon ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jenners26 - LibraryThing

Brief Overview: The subtitle of the book pretty much says it all: “A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science.” My Thoughts: First things first, I wouldn’t recommend reading this book if you or a loved ... Read full review

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User Review  - karenzukor - LibraryThing

The man is amazing, surgeon, gifted writer, father, and he seems to track down the subjects of his essays years later regularly. Some good insights into what medicine is doing, and what its limits are. Read full review

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User Review  - pdepena - LibraryThing

Surgeons are fallible, and this book shows how that fallibility plays out in real life. Eye opening,well written, memorable. Read full review


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