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Complications

A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
Narrated by: William David Griffith
Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
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This is a stunning 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.

©2010 Atul Gawande (P)2003 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

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