informative eye-opening must-read
The revelation that doctors are fallible human beings - not super beings. It also highlights the fact that any medical procedure is risky
As a pre-med student I LOVED hearing all of these stories! It just made me more excited for the future even with the admittance of how medicine is never perfect
The performer was difficult to listen to. His "w"'s were painful.
As a consumer, this was very educational. Although we know to always seek multiple opinions, Gawande talks about the guesswork and uncertainty involved in a lot of diagnoses and treatments. This book left me less confident than ever about the information available as a layperson. The reader of this book is a good one.