Monday Mornings

Monday Mornings

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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Every time surgeons operate, they're betting their skills are better than the brain tumor, the faulty heart valve, the fractured femur. Sometimes, they're wrong. At Chelsea General, surgeons answer for bad outcomes at the Morbidity and Mortality conference, known as M & M. This extraordinary peek behind the curtain into what is considered the most secretive meeting in all of medicine is the back drop for the entire book. Monday Mornings, by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, follows the lives of five surgeons at Chelsea General as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings, often in front of their peers at M & M. It is on Monday mornings that reflection and introspection occurs, usually in private.
Publisher: [North Kingstown] : AudioGO, 2012
ISBN: 9781611131468
1611131464
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 sound file (10 hr., 15 min., 45 sec.) : digital
Additional Contributors: Rummel, Christian

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akimya
Mar 12, 2015

I wasn't a fan of this book. The audiobook reader is decent, so I had no issues with how it was read to me. However, the book itself lacks plot, is predictable, has stereotypical characters, etc. It wasn't until the last few chapters that something actually "happened", and it was a bit sudden and almost comical-horrible. If there was a main character, it is the hospital itself. Overall, I cannot recommend this book unless you are looking for something to zone out to in the car while driving somewhere.

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JudithE
Nov 03, 2012

I loved this book. I make mistakes all the time, and it is sobering to think how the mistakes made in some professions cause death and harm, even if the intention is to do good, or at least to be competent . This novel captures, I think, the dilemma of being in such a profession, and, I think, how quickly one error can change a life on many levels (the patient's of course, but, in this book, the doctor's too).

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