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on 18 December 2010
I bought this more than 2 years ago and it's been on my shelf since. It's a very good introduction to the surgery aspect of medicine if you're thinking about going into it and covers all the morality aspects that books like 'Trust me I'm a junior doctor' etc seem to gloss over. It's also very interesting just as something to read, and very heartfelt. Strongly recommend it.
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on 4 July 2016
This author is very genuine and she describes each of her stories and reflections in painstaking detail. Her narrative is such that you almost forget she is a doctor by displacing her medical career from the human emotion everyone else shares. You really connect with the patients in the times when it goes awfully wrong. I used to think most deaths arise from such difficult, untreatable injuries/illnesses. But death happens to all of us and can appear in the most subtle and unsurprising processes.
It doesn't matter if you're interested in medicine, or interested in mortality. This is a non-fiction literature that is simply refreshing and enlightening, and should be read by all.
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