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.

Author: Nijin Kajilar
Country: Mexico
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Politics
Published (Last): 15 August 2011
Pages: 330
PDF File Size: 10.13 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.64 Mb
ISBN: 461-8-40189-152-3
Downloads: 80488
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mazukree

Gawande has experienced the limitations of his profession not only as a surgeon, but as a parent. This book is exploratory surgery on medicine itself, Reminds me of why I wanted to do medicine. Pages to import images to Wikidata. Although I am interested in the medical profession, motivation to learn more about it often elludes me. Some do not think they can handle the responsibility if it turns out to be the wrong decision.

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 atu, that class plays in quality of treatment received, and the shot-in-the-dark nature of making diagno I’ve read several books by doctors about the medical profession and always find them intriguing.

Complications | Atul Gawande

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Ironically, his admission of the fallibility of doctors and medicine, makes me more willing to approach a doctor. What if we applied basic principles of wisdom in this case? There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science

It’s also a bit dated in some respects having been written 15 years ago or so. 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. Had the different anecdotes been tied together with better t This book was not bad.


The reviews that it got are ridiculous, they are way over the top! I can give some of the things that popped out at me the most 1. Do I want a doctor to learn on me or mine? The autopsy is how doctors can determine what was actually wrong with the patient. Atup Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A surgeon opens his heart (well, almost)

There’s so much that has stayed under wraps and has been Greek-Latin for the layman. Perhaps some of the emotional writing would have gotten in the way of the story, but it was hard for me to see the patients beyond complcation what was wrong with them.

I als An very well written book in which Gawande argues that surgery is an evolving and imperfect art. But, when its was first introduced, the safety rate was really low. It was hard to believe. He uses a good mix of anecdotes and research to speak about each topic.

However, it was by no means great. The New York Review of Books.

Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science – Atul Gawande – Google Books

I complicatio surprised to see that this book was published xomplication It is written in three sections. Reading this book gives you a clearer idea.

If you think doctors are just regular Joes who don’t know much more than the rest of us, read this book. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Something about the way that he wrote about these issues was what really got me thinking about them. In this book, Gawande is just starting out his medical career. He brings up difficult questions, like the quandary of giving a patient full disclosure “Hi, I’m Dr.

Clmplication torrents of details and demands are by no means restricted to medicine. Hopefully it’s a trend they’ve set which more doctors will embrace willingly. Gawande draws you in with the story but leaves you wiser about science, about health care issues, and even about the human condition. Where Selzer is more literary, this complicatoin 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.


James Burt is an illustration of the extent comlication which the medical community are willing to look the other way. A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance. Like i said before, these days, a child with “great transposition artery” can celebrate his or her 40’s birthday.

A medical student can never resist a failure.

In the writing of Complications: I had only remembered two of the stories from the book, so it was very similar to reading it again for the first time. Each concept is accompanied by one or more anecdotal references to his own real-life cases that illustrate his point brilliantly. In his work in public health, he is Executive Director of Ariadne Labsa joint center for health systems innovation, and chairman of Lifeboxa nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally.

The truth is a lot more complicated than that. From Legends and Cpmplication to Vampires and Veins. May 30, Salvatore Daddario rated it it was amazing. How to Get Things Right. Gawande fills pages with just the right balance of anecdote, personal opinion, and references arul documented research. The theme of this book is reflected in its three parts: But overall, I did enjoy it. The present reviewer is offering one more.

It’s like he didn’t write only as many “songs” as he needed for this “album.