A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

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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 doctor ...Continua
Ha scritto il 22/09/14
The book asks a few profound questions on medicine, its practitioners and recipients. It reveals some key questions that confront the discipline but not many are willing to discuss openly. For instance in most societies mistakes of doctors are taken...Continua
Aliceshu 123
Ha scritto il 27/08/13
2008/7/31心得 老實說,我對氣象局也沒好印象,說颱風不會侵台,沒想到造成大災害,說颱風侵台會造成很大的災害,各公家機關早早就宣布放假,沒想到隔天一大早起來一看,既無風也無雨,心裡暗爽賺到一天,但也有人罵到臭頭。 今天在看本書時,看到一段話,也許可以幫氣象局解套。「哲學家高羅維茲和麥肯泰爾在一九七六年發表的一篇論文中探討人類出錯是什(怎?)麼回事。例如,氣象學家預測颶風的登陸地點為什麼會錯?他們認為可能有三個原因:一個是知識不足,人類對颶風的認識仍有限,無法掌握其動態;第二是能力不...Continua
Sunny Elf
Ha scritto il 01/07/10
I bought this in Harvard Medical School

It was the first and only time I went to Harvard medical school and was also had my first exposure of medical fiction. I like this book. It brings humanity to a sciencific professio.

The Underdog
Ha scritto il 04/02/10
I was expecting to learn more about the life of being a surgeon and the trials and tribulations. Unfortunately this book was nothing about that. It seemed to discuss more about the areas of medicine where surgery fails terribly - the management of na...Continua
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