Monday Mornings: A Novel

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Grand Central Publishing, Mar 13, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Every time surgeons operate, they're betting their skills are better than the brain tumor, the faulty heart valve, the fractured femur. Sometimes, they're wrong. At Chelsea General, surgeons answer for bad outcomes at the Morbidity and Mortality conference, known as M & M. This extraordinary peek behind the curtain into what is considered the most secretive meeting in all of medicine is the back drop for the entire book.

Monday Mornings, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, follows the lives of five surgeons at Chelsea General as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings, often in front of their peers at M & M. It is on Monday mornings that reflection and introspection occurs, usually in private. It is Monday Mornings that provides a unique look at the real method in which surgeons learn - through their mistakes. It is Monday Mornings when, if you're lucky, you have a chance at redemption.



 

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User Review  - Y2Ash - LibraryThing

Monday Mornings is about a group of six doctors in a fictional hospital called Chelsea General. These doctors come from all walks of life. There is Dr. George Villanueva, a divorced former NFL player ... Read full review

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I was a big fan of ER when it aired, and this read like an episode or three of the show -- especially Park's GBM. Hello, Mark Greene. I felt the characters had good depth and grew appropriately ... Read full review

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Sanjay Gupta, MD was a neurosurgeon at the University of Tennessee's Semmes-Murphy Clinic, and before that, the University of Michigan Medical Center. He became partner of the Great Lakes Brain and Spine Center Institute in 2000. In 1997 he was chosen as a White House fellow, one of only 15 fellows appointed, and served as special advisor to first lady Hillary Clinton.

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