Wir Halbgötter: Bekenntnisse einer Chirurgin
Surgeons have long been known for their allergy to doubt, an unsurprising trait in professionals who must play God, routinely risking someone else's life to do their job. But in this illuminating memoir, Gabriel Weston reveals the emotions, passions, and doubts normally hidden behind a surgeon's mask.
Interweaving her own story with those of her patients, old and young,...more
Weston is a British surgeon who now works part time as an ear, nose, and throat surgical specialist, and her book offers a fascinating look into a world seen by few. ...more
I don't f ...more
What I liked most about this book was seeing the fear of failure that Weston had as a surgeon. (In my job, I might fear screwing up, but if I do no one gets hurt.) Interestingly, the fear seemed to mostly mostly a fear of losing face rather than accidentally cutting an artery or something.
I also appreciated the insight into why su ...more
Gabriel gives the reader an unusual look at the daily life of a surgeon. This is unusual in that Gabriel gives us a look at the daily decisions that have to be made prior to an operation and those that have to be made immediately. Not all cases will present a life and death situation, but the ...more
Gabriel Weston schreibt sehr eindrucksvoll über ihre Arbe ...more
Dieses Buch bietet dem Leser einen Blick hinter die Kulissen des harten Berufsalltags einer Chirurgin. Die Arbeit im OP und der tägliche Kampf um Leben und Tod sind die täglichen Herausforderungen, mit der die Ärzte zu kämpfen haben. Ich bin die ersten Kapitel des Buches ein wenig zaghaft angegangen, da ich ich Angst vor zu detaillierten Beschreibungen hatte und insgesamt unsicher war, worauf ich mich mit dem Lesen dieses Buches einlassen werde.
Doch die kurzen Kapitel laden dazu ein, da ...more
I found this to be extremely engaging and an approach that leads the reader into dipping in and out of the book in short sessions.
She speaks of her own learning experiences including when she felt she fell short and she also takes about more general experiences including her own view among her peers. This is ...more
I would recommend this book for those who are in medica ...more
A word of warning ... MANY squick-worthy parts so if you're at all squeamish might wanna give this one a pass.
And my only real beef was the quick change of POV in the final chapter ... like an editor had hacked away half t ...more
A patient will never know what their doctor is really thinking or feeling at any point during treatment and this book provides an insight. The book is very well written and some of the situations are extremely comical, whilst others are very thought provoking and heart wrench ...more
The stories are in bites just the right size and well-told. I could often picture both her colleagues and the patients & they made me laugh or feel angry or sad.
I think whether you are related to medicine in any way or not, there will be something that you take away from this book, even it us just thinking about how your doctor may ...more
Some might have been drawn in by tv series about doctors life (which probably did each and every doctor wannabe would have kept all the episodes), but does it really shows what does real one really think of?
A personal view well written by a surgeon (intern and attending), ...more
Thoroughly enjoyable and recommended to lovers of tv medical soap operas as well as those who are addicted to medical memoirs.