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Complications by Atul Gawande
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Mar 19, 12

bookshelves: biography-memoir, general-non-fiction
Read in February, 2008

One of my favourite writers. A book to dip into and his stories always provide rich food for thought.
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Atul Gawande
“We look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line. There is science in what we do, yes, but also habit, intuition, and sometimes plain old guessing. The gap between what we know and what we aim for persists. And this gap complicates everything we do.”
Atul Gawande, Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science


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