Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

by Atul Gawande | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 0312421702 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 5/10/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, May 10, 2007
I'm fond of real-life "gory details", including those from the medical world, so when I saw this book on the "3 for the price of 2" rack at Borders I decided to nab it.

Later: Fascinating and often disturbing looks at the training and practice of surgeons; makes one look at all those hospital dramas (and real-life hospitals!) with a new eye... Discussions of cover-ups of doctors who are burned out or simply incompetent, the burdens of malpractice suits - and that's just the management side of things. Advances in the study and treatment of pain reveal that what seems a fairly simple concept might be much more complex (and thus harder to treat consistently). The nature of nausea (my least favorite symptom {wry grin}; blushes that can range from mild to "pathological"; and the latest boogeyman in a bevy of scary syndromes, necrotizing fasciitis - these and more are discussed here, with examples, treatment options, and likely results.

Released 10 yrs ago (4/22/2010 UTC) at Hannaford Supermarket charity-sale bookshelf in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I donated this book to the charity-sale cart in the entrance of Hannaford's at about 4:30. [They sell donated books for a dollar, with the proceeds going to various local charities.] Hope the buyer enjoys it!

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