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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

Atul Gawande

This collection of gripping accounts of true cases explores the power and thelimits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge.


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Book Information

Publisher: Picador USA
Publish Date: 04/01/2003
Pages: 288
ISBN-13: 9780312421700
ISBN-10: 0312421702
Language: English

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February 03, 2010

"Do Cool Stuff that Lasts"

By Sally Haldorson

There's a new article today on Salon titled: Healthcare Reform Rock Star, featuring one of our favorite authors, Atul Gawande. Gawande is a staff writer for the New Yorker and author of The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, and Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance, books we copiously recommended. And his first book, Complications, garnered rave reviews. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

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In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is--uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human.

Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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