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"I have had a lot of doctors in my life. The best one I ever had was the surgeon who failed. Before I went under, he told me it would take about 2 hours and had an 85% success rate. When I woke up, nearly five hours had passed, I was in far more pa..." Read more of this review »
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While Dr. Ho Ping Kong has some valuable insights into the practice of medicine, including the importance of listening to patients, I question some of his methods. For example, he explains how he once discovered an intern faking a fever because all o ...more
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Okay, I'm just going to be blunt here. I thought that there were some MAJOR problems with this book.

1) I knew what the 'big secret' was in the first fifty pages of the book. I can accept that the author didn't intend to hide the secret, given the ver
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Cinder by Marissa Meyer
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