Category Archives: surgery

Required Reading for Surgery Clerks

Atul Gawande on the evolution of surgery over the last 200 years. Contains the answer to many of the historical questions you will encounter in General Surgery …and a fantastic money quote: Liston operated so fast that he once accidentally … Continue reading

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“She keeps trying to die on us …”

I spent two weeks of my surgery clerkship on the nights team. At our hospital, one team (3-5 surgical residents) covers the entire surgical service of the hospital and sees all the consults and traumas that come in. There are … Continue reading

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New Gawande Hotness

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/10/03/111003fa_fact_gawande?currentPage=all … Except when you read to the end of the article, it seems that he never asked the patients if his coach could be present in the OR … More food for thought than I had anticipated …

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