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Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science

 Category: Inspiration & Fiction

This is a stunningly well-written account of the life of a 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.