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A visit to the Liberty Books outlet is never a waste of time. It’s the place that I cannot ignore. Ended up buying this book during my last visit to their outlet. I started reading this book on Mar 27th but had to stop due to work commitments. Hope to finish it over next few days.

Dr. Samer Nashef is a senior heart surgeon with special interest in the issues related to quality of care in heart surgery. His book The Naked Surgeon talks about the power and peril of transparency in medicine. His writing style is fluid and non-technical making the book accessible to general public. He is very logical and methodical in presenting his work which I loved. The topic itself is quite interesting. Enjoying this book a lot!

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So, it didn’t take me a few days but only a few hours last night to finish reading Dr. Gawande‘s book titled “Complications” 🙂 What an engrossing read it was! I am now on to his next book titled “Better“. Started reading it this morning and am looking forward to lots of learning and food for thought.

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With lots of books in my collection still waiting to be read, I ended up buying 2 more books last week after a brunch with my university friends. Despite reminding myself to not buy more books, I ended up buying Dr. Atul Gawande’s books along with a small-sized coloring book. It doesn’t really help if you have friends who also love books.

I started reading Dr. Atul Gawande‘s 2002 book titled Complications over this weekend. Must say that this book was not exactly what I had expected. It was much more! It wasn’t just a recollection of a young surgeon’s experiences but a reflection on some very critical issues. I haven’t read anything like this before. It combines medicine, research, reflection, and moral/human questions. Must read if you’re interested in medicine, ethics, and issues and challenges facing caregivers and patients alike. Hope to finish this book over next few days.

Yesterday, I found a few video interviews of Dr. Gawande and thoroughly enjoyed them. Very thought-provoking!

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