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    DescriptionIn 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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    A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Atul Gawande, Read by William David Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9781427201515
    ISBN 10: 142720151X

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: MB
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Ingram Subject Code: KN
    Libri: I-KN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56920
    BISAC V2.8: MED085000
    BIC subject category V2: MN
    BISAC V2.8: MED109000
    DC22: 617.092
    DC21: 617.092
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: RD27.35.G39 A3 2007
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    20 March 2007
    Review quote
    "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"