Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

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By (author) Atul Gawande, Read by William David Griffith

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  • Publisher: MACMILLAN AUDIO
  • Format: CD-Audio | 6 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 150mm x 18mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 20 March 2007
  • ISBN 10: 142720151X
  • ISBN 13: 9781427201515
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: abridged edition
  • Sales rank: 951,886

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In vivid accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. "Complications" lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is--uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human. "Complications "is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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"None surpass Gawande in the ability to create a sense of immediacy, in his power to conjure the reality of the ward, the thrill of the moment-by-moment medical and surgical drama. Complications impresses for its truth and authenticity, virtues that it owes to its author being as much forceful writer as uncompromising chronicler." - "The New York Times Book Review" "No one writes about medicine as a human subject as well as Atul Gawande. His stories about becoming a surgeon are scary, funny, absorbing...."Complications "is a uniquely soulful book about the science of mending bodies." - Adam Gopnik, author of "Paris to the Moon" "Gawande is arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around....He's prescient and thoughtful...the heir to Lewis Thomas' humble, insightful and brilliantly crafted oeuvre." - "Salon.com"