Complications

Complications : A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

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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.show more

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  • CD-Audio | 6 pages
  • 129.5 x 149.9 x 17.8mm | 158.76g
  • MACMILLAN AUDIO
  • United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • abridged edition
  • 142720151X
  • 9781427201515
  • 1,196,538

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Gawande is a writer with a scalpel pen and an X-ray eye.... Diagnosis: riveting."--"Time" magazine Praise for "Complications" "Gawande is arguably the best nonfiction doctor-writer around."--"Salon.com " "Remarkable...A new and different voice, bringing to modern high-tech medicine the same clinical watchfulness that writers such as Williams and Sacks have brought to bear on the lives and emotions of often fragile patients." --Sherwin B. Nuland, "The New York Review of Books"show more

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