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April 25, 2007

Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande

I absolutely loved this book. I feel changed from reading it. I've always loved stories that pull back the curtain to expose the reality of an otherwise unknown subculture. Gawande does this poetically and philosophically - never ideologically. About a third of the way into the book I realized that there's so much that goes on in just a day of surgery residency (I'm sure other specialties too) that as a meta-cognitive, analytic, reflective person, he had to write as a way of meditating upon and trying to make sense of it all. I thoroughly enjoyed this page-turner and am still deeply excited about how much I learned reading this memorable, momentous book!

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He has a new book out, have you read it yet?

AH.com response: I haven't yet but I will!!

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