Oona D.'s Reviews > Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

Complications by Atul Gawande
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May 26, 2010

it was amazing

I think of Atul Gawande as the Malcom Gladwell of medical writing, his essays are really interesting, entertaining and easy to read. It's so refreshing to find a thinking, philosophical practicing doctor who questions everything that a patient would question about the medical establishment. He has a sense of curiosity about his own profession in the thick of working as a surgeon and encountering "complications" daily. It makes me happy that this doctor is musing on being a doctor, If I ever need a high-level surgeon I'm going to invite him to work on me.
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brian tanabe I kept wondering if surgeon bullies were going to rough him up for the secrets he reveals.

Oona D. Maybe he is breaking the code of silence between surgeons and patients? I've never heard a doctor talk so openly about making mistakes before-makes them seem almost human!

brian tanabe Ha -- almost!

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