“Complications”

complications.jpgWe look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line. There is science in what we do, yes, but also habit, intuition, and sometimes plain old guessing. The gap between what we know and what we aim for persists. And this gap complicates everything we do.” from Complications by Atul Gawande

I found this to be a fun and inspiring dessert reading in between those main courses of Kaplan book series or those First Aids.

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~ by Karina Descartin on 16 February 2007.

5 Responses to ““Complications””

  1. It’s nice to see another Houstonian!
    best regards-

  2. Thanks for the visit! 🙂 All the best!

  3. Certainly! I will do the same, and thank-you =)

  4. Thank you for your interesting post!
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  5. […] 13th. One of my favorite medical authors, Dr. Atul Gawande has included a bit about it in his book, Complications. Like how I expected the chapter to conclude, it was open ended and left me remembering about my […]

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