Complications ()

£19.99

I don't know if Atul Gawande was born to be a surgeon – I very much suspect so – but he was certainly born to write.This wise and exciting account of life as a surgical resident … perfectly captures the wonder and fearful responsibility that come with cutting people open in the hope of making them whole again.

SKU: 9781782835950

Description

This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a surgeon: what it is like to cut into people's bodies and the terrifying – literally life and death – decisions that have to be made.There are accounts of operations that go wrong; of doctors who go to the bad; why autopsies are necessary; what it feels like to insert your knife into someone.