I would strongly encourage anyone who is considering undergoing a surgical procedure or who may be in the unenviable position of having to make a surgical decision on behalf of a loved one or relative to read this book in advance.

I gave up caffeine, or more specifically I gave up caffeinated sodas. This resulted in me getting a lot more sleep than I am accustomed to. I could not keep myself awake at all, and believe me, I tried hard. And then yesterday I decided to have a Dr Pepper. Which turned into two Dr Peppers, and a gigantic Coke at the movies. And a Dr Pepper at breakfast, and one after lunch. So now I am awake, back on my regular three-hour-sleep schedule. Freaking junkie. I finally bought this book called “The Truth About Caffeine” by Marina Kushner and it really convinced me to quit for good.

Book Review: Brilliantly written reflections of what it is to work in medicine

Rating: 5 stars

This book was required for a friend’s ethics class and she could not stop talking about it! I had to read it, too, thanks to her. We are nursing students, about to embark on our clinical rotations, and have both been strongly affected by this real and wonderfully written book. Dr. Gawande really has captured everything for the reader, who is left profoundly more knowledgeable about a challenging and difficult, but rewarding, profession. He is amazing!

Book Review: A Glimpse Behind The Curtain

Rating: 4 stars

The medical profession, for much of its lifetime, has been shrouded in mystery. For many, the words and judgements of a doctor seem infallible, which is why there is often such incredulity associated with mistakes. It’s only been in the past few decades that this has changed and people are learning that doctors are humans too.

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