Monday Mornings

Monday Mornings

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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A practicing neurosurgeon himself, Gupta provides a unique look inside the high-pressure world of medicine and paints a vivid picture of the method by which surgeons learn-often through their mistakes. Every time surgeons operate, they are betting that their skills can beat a brain tumor, a faulty heart valve, or a clogged artery. Sometimes, they're wrong. At Chelsea General, surgeons answer for bad outcomes at the Morbidity and Mortality Conference, known as M and M. This extraordinary peek behind the curtain into what is considered one of the most secret meetings in all of medicine is the backdrop for Sanjay Gupta's first novel. Monday Mornings follows the lives of five surgeons as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings, often in front of their peers at M and M.
Publisher: [United States] :, Hachette Audio :, Made available through hoopla,, 2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781611131468
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 11 min.)) :,digital.
digital, Digital recording, rda
data file, rda
Additional Contributors: Rummel, Christian
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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.

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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