A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
Author: Atul Gawande
In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel's edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is—uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human.
Complications is a 2002 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.