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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science | Atul Gawande
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.
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Stacypatrice
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Excited to start a new nonfiction that the wonderful @Addison_Reads gifted me with tonight! Thank you again Cassie - my hippo 🦛 bookmark will surely enjoy lumbering through the pages with his chunky self 😄

tracey38 Wow, sounds like a good read. 7mo
Addison_Reads I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ☺ 7mo
ScientistSam I 💞 Atul Gawande 6mo
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Stacypatrice
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My neighbors must be getting used to hearing squeals of happiness, hand clapping, and laughter coming from my apartment when I get Litsy mail but this would be the first time they heard me shriek, “There‘s a hippo in my book!!!!” Thank you @Addison_Reads for making my week ❤️💌📚🦛. I can‘t wait to read this book and I‘m loving my hippopotamus 🤗

Crazeedi Enjoy this book! I loved it. 9mo
Stacypatrice @Crazeedi - It looks awesome! 😊 Thank you. 9mo
Addison_Reads Yay! I'm so glad it made it safely with the hippo still in place. I saw you liked them and couldn't resist. @Crazeedi is right, you will love this book. I certainly did. I'm so happy I could make someone as happy as I was when I received it. 💚 #PayItForward 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 8mo
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If you enjoy medical nonfiction, you'll love this book! 💚 Gawande writes in such an honest voice that you almost feel like you're talking to a friend. This book covers a wide range of medical topics and reminds us that doctors are only human, mistakes do happen and they have to live with that.

I received this from the wonderful @Crazeedi and I would like to return her kindness and pass this one on to another Litten. First response gets it. 😁

Stacypatrice This looks amazing!! 9mo
Addison_Reads @Stacypatrice Yay! You're the first. 💚 Email your address to me at caddison97@gmail.com and I'll send it on to you. ☺ 9mo
Stacypatrice Thank you so much!!!! 9mo
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Crazeedi @Stacypatrice you will love it. @Addison_Reads what a sweet gesture, such a great idea! Glad you enjoyed!! 9mo
Stacypatrice @Crazeedi - I‘m excited 😊 9mo
Crazeedi @Stacypatrice ❤👍❤ 9mo
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Addison_Reads
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@Crazeedi The book came yesterday, I just didn't get a chance to post. This one and the last one you sent are next up on my TBR. I'm excited for them both. 😍

Crazeedi Welcome, I hope you enjoy! Have a beautiful weekend 9mo
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Crazeedi
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@Addison_Reads there's a package on it's way to you today! Whoohoo!!
#sharingwithotherswarmstheheart
#springtimeisthebesttime

Addison_Reads Thank you so much! 💚💙 I'll let you know when it gets here. 10mo
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Have you ever done this? I just went to add this to my goodreads account, and guess what....I've already read this 🤨🤨 (and I ordered this from Amazon) Crap!!! And yes I gave it 5 ⭐ it was very good!! Too bad I cant remember the books I read

Kayla.Adriena Have you read Being Mortal? I thought that was really good too 10mo
Crazeedi @Kayla.Adriena yes I read it!! 10mo
Kdgordon88 Yes, I did a few years ago. Still can‘t believe I unknowingly read the same book twice a year a part with absolutely no recollection. It is worrying . (edited) 10mo
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Judybskt Yes! Two weeks ago I ordered a book for book club and then went to GR and realized I read it 7 years ago. 🙄 10mo
Megabooks Same here! And I love the title because I‘d always say, as a surgeon, “Better is the enemy of good!” 10mo
Crazeedi @Kdgordon88 @Judybskt @Megabooks must be oldtimers!!!😉❤ 10mo
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WinnieYang
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“Perfection is the excitement.”

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Amiable
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Completed for the “something with law or medicine” category of #nonfiction2019 challenge. Gawande, a surgeon, is a wonderfully fluid and lyrical writer. Here he writes about big issues such as fallibility and uncertainty in a way that lets you remember that doctors are human, too. Recommended.

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Stacking! And great job! 11mo
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Amiable
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Even though I brought my tablet (which has more than 500 e-books in it) AND a 720-page paperback with me on my trip, I still stopped at a used bookstore in Tempe and bought two more. That I now have to fit into my carry-on bag. I do this every. Single. Time. 😬

tpixie Physical books Feel.So.Good !!!!! 11mo
TheSpineView I do the same thing!😋 11mo
Tamra I wouldn‘t stop you. 😂 11mo
Moony Oh yes I know this situation! 11mo
kspenmoll But of course, you just have to stop in!!!! 11mo
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So true yet so terrifying to admit

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plaidchuck
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Wow! I'm a bit all over the place this month, but i picked this up on a whim in the nonfiction section at the library and barely have been able to put it down! The writing style is personal and the stories are eye opening, highly recommended and already a pick even though i haven't finished it!

Kaye Thanks Chuck. Sounds good ! 2y
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AmyJ
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Really enjoyed this humble and realistic view at medicine and the impossible standards we hold our medical professionals to. It will make me rethink how I select my doctors and the concept of malpractice and malpractice lawsuits

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Homoglobinopathy
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❤️

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Hoopiefoot
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Have spent 4 hours driving today but it's all good because it was for a fun cause (judging my state's National History Day contest) and because I had this audiobook to keep me company 😎

minkyb My daughter loved History Day. Great memories! 3y
Hoopiefoot @minkyb It's such a great program--I love seeing all the projects every year! 3y
CouronneDhiver Sounds really great... stacked! 3y
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rabbitprincess
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A fascinating, if gruesome, look at life as a surgical resident. Excellent details and food for thought, including the paradox of wanting the best possible care for ourselves but at the same time needing to train future doctors, who have less experience.

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Page 24 of a thought-provoking read that is also making me queasy on the bus when he describes surgical procedures in detail. Very good stuff though.
#readjanuary

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rabbitprincess
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This is what happens when your library holds get reactivated all at once ? Not pictured are the DVDs of "The Secret Life of Cats and Dogs" and "The Night Manager" (in what is labelled the "uncensored" edition).

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Jk1990
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Candid. Good book.

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jdtchicago

The core predicament of medicine-the thing that makes being a patient so wrenching, being a doctor so difficult,and being a part of society that pays the bills they run up so vexing-is uncertainty.With all we know about people,diseases and how to diagnose and treat them,it can be hard...to grasp how deeply uncertainty runs.As a doctor, you come to find that the struggle in caring for people is more often with what you do not know than what you do.

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Alpha
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Complications ..... Yup I'm having some of my own here

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Alpha

"... It isn't reasonable to ask that we achieve perfection. What is reasonable is to ask that we never cease to aim for it "

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Alpha
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I idolize Atul Gawande for his brilliant book "Being Mortal". Diving head first into this treat tonight ???

Louise Now you have made me curious! 4y
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