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Publisher Description

The international bestseller from the author of Being Mortal

In these gripping accounts of true cases, bestselling author Atul Gawande performs exploratory surgery on medicine itself, laying bare a science not in its idealised form, but as it actually is - complicated, perplexing and profoundly human.

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: 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.

'Written as tautly as a thriller' Observer

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2010
9 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
366
Pages
PUBLISHER
Profile
SIZE
943.7
KB

Customer Reviews

Maja1973 ,

Honest, readable and fascinating

Complications is a collection of essays varying on the theme of the degree of uncertainty inherent and judgment required in medicine. It's highly readable, and intensely human. Atul Gawande's frankness about his own fallibility as a surgeon makes it compelling.

Highly recommended.

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Complications by atul gawande

This is logically laid out and well written, even for the lay reader.
This is a must read for all surgeons and senior clinicians. Particularly the chapter on how good doctors turn bad!

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