Complications by Atul Gawande
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A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science 2nd Revised edition

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Complications by Atul Gawande

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This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying - literally life and death - decisions that have to be made.There are accounts of operations that go wrong; of doctors who go to the bad; why autopsies are necessary; what it feels like to insert your knife into someone.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846681325
ISBN-10: 1846681324
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande is a staff member of Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the New Yorker magazine. He is also Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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