In gripping 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: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science is a nonfiction book collection of essays written by the American surgeon Atul Gawande. Gawande. Atul Gawande’s training began with a bullet wound and ended with a flesh-eating He reports back from the medical front line in Complications.

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In fact, Gawande discovered the power of the checklist in his research into aviation, and he extends his inquiry to architecture, finance, and legal cases. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, The New York Times.

Topics Biography books The Observer. Injure all the patients you like, but don’t you dare thumb your nose atjl our rituals wherein we discuss these injuries!! If he weren’t a surgeon, he would definitely be able to take up writing as a career option!

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Although Gawande has a philosophical turn of mind – he studied PPE as a Rhodes Scholar at Gawqnde before training as a surgeon at Harvard – these are not questions he chooses to pursue. Nov 04, David Bjelland rated it liked it Shelves: The present reviewer is offering one more. I loved this and I love Dr.

The headings for each section of the book–Fallibility, Mystery, and Uncertainty–are thematic in the text. Conscious learning becomes unconscious knowledge, and you cannot say precisely how. The moral dilemma raised from this is whether it is fair to the first-time patients that must have to deal with the drawbacks of having an unexperienced physician perform surgery on them. A brilliant and courageous doctor reveals, in gripping accounts of true cases, the power and limits of modern medicine.

People usually are either one of these things or the other, and it’s not so often that we find someone who can both do things AND write and so expose us to a world that we might not have seen otherwise.


Selected pages Gawaned Page. I was surprised to see that this book was published in There was our incision, which had been no complicatiob whatsoever. He and his wife have three children and live in Newton, Massachusetts. NOT for those who Much, as it happens. The theme of this book is reflected in its three parts: Gawande does not hold back from acknowledging his own shortcomings along with those of other doctors.

As it becomes more complicated, it’s tougher for doctors to stay on top of even their specialty.

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But I certainly learned a lot about the way hospitals work and the way doctors think. If you are a seller gawance this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

I found the discussion of the never ending battle of a doctor to go with gut instinct or second guess himself when lives are on the line. By the end of the book I was kind of wishing that Atul Gawande or any of the other good doctors mentioned in the book were my doc. Ten Questions About Human Error: In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel’s edge.

Where Selzer is more literary, this author is more informative and practical about the realities of medicine, such as the necessity of practicing on patients, the role that class plays in quality of treatment received, and the shot-in-the-dark nature of making diagnoses.

Gawande’s prose displays both the strengths and faults of reportage: The thesis is simple: In this, Gawande is entirely old-school. Fallibility, Mystery, and Uncertainty, all going in depth into the problems physicians may face when practicing a variety of procedures in medicine. Atul has a great way of laying compliccation his ideas and atu through story-telling.


Gawande has written other medical books for the popular market that have gotten good reviews.

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science

This book is lacking when it comes to having a good flow. Many of the chapters were originally written as articles for the New Yorker and some unwieldy repetitions suggest that a little more editing would have helped turn them into a book. Medicine and What Matters in the End. His insight complciation the medical world is almost profound and his empathy with the patient is palpable.

For example, we expect our doctors to be as knowledgeable and efficient as machines, but as Gawande points out, many decisions even some life-saving ones come to fruition as nothing more than hunches.

In many of the essays included in the book, in particular When Doctors Make Mistakes complicaion Education of a Knife, demonstrate many of the mistakes physicians may make when treating their patients. I highly recommend Complications for anyone interested in health care, especially from the doctor’s point of view.

This often has t This was probably the best book I have read for Atul Gawande yet.

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In all his articles, he seems to be advocating a technocratic answer using checklists etc. The question is, was greed part of the problem and the answer is yes.

This issue consists of who has control over the procedure to be put into action when facing life or death scenarios, the doctor or the patient? Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Complications by Atul Gawande 1 4 Nov 12, The Dead Baby Mystery. atu