Home > 2009-2010 books, Author of color, From: library, Genre: Non-fiction, Library: Boston Public Library, Setting: Massachusetts, Setting: The USA > 21. “Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science,” Atul Gawande

21. “Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science,” Atul Gawande

This book was extremely well-written. I had read an essay by Gawande in one of the Best Science Writing books and he’s really fantastic at explaining medical things in a way that is accessible without being patronizing. Gawande does a great job, too, of mixing cultural reflections and historical research with case studies from his own praxis. The result is an enjoyable, quick read. I plan to read Gawande’s other books. Also, I saw him on The Daily Show (or was it The Colbert Report?) the other day and he held his own, which I always respect.

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