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3.0 out of 5 stars Graphic medical details, 10 Jan. 2011
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If you are of a squeemish nature then do not read this book. The medical details are very graphic indeed. Some of the long winded explanations of operations are, although graphic,tedious and others are potentially alarming. I'm not quite sure of the intention of the author here. If you understand medicine then it is tedious and I should imagine that if you don't it is equally tedious. The medical language used would be incomprehensible to anyone who doesn't work in a medical field. Much of the medical stuff reminded me of being around medical students revising and remembering all the acronyms. It is almost as if the author couldn't separate himself enough from his profession to think of his readers. Take out half of all the medical terminology and this is a very readable book with a strong story. Much of the medical history is quite interesting, the characters are strong and the story itself holds your interest if you skip the long,intricate descriptions of operations.
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