Dear reader, life is too short for crap books.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Good Things To Those Who Wait

Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande (release date: April 3, 2007)

About four years ago, I read Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science, and immediately set out with my library card, dead set on reading everything else Atul Gawande had ever written.

But there was nothing else.* Until now.

From the publisher comments:

"Gawande’s gripping stories of diligence, ingenuity, and what it means to do right by people take us to battlefield surgical tents in Iraq, to labor and delivery rooms in Boston, to a polio outbreak in India, and to malpractice courtrooms around the country. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of doctors’ participation in lethal injections, examines the influence of money on modern medicine, and recounts the astoundingly contentious history of hand washing".

Sounds good to me.
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* I know, he writes quite a bit for the New Yorker, but it's not the same as reading a book.

2 comments:

Gwen said...

Ooh, I'm so excited! You made me read his first book and I loved it and recommend it to any students I have who hope to go to med school.

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