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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (Paperback)

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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. There are accounts of 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.

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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 lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is - uncertain, 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. There are accounts of 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.

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ISBN 9781846681325
Length (cm) 13.0000
Width (cm) 2.0000
Height (cm) 20.0000
Publisher Profile Books Limited
Publication Date May 1, 2008
Pages (number) 288
Genre Education and Reference
Author Atul Gawande
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Format Paperback
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