- Pub Date : Feb – 2022
- Author : Atul Gawande
- Publisher : Penguin
- Category : Non-fiction
- Binding Type : Paperback/Box Set
- Price : 1199
- ISBN : 9780143456810
ABOUT THE BOOK
Combined box set of all the bestselling books by Atul Gawande,
acclaimed surgeon and writer
In The Checklist Manifesto, Gawande finds a remedy to tackle immensely
complex problems with the humblest of techniques: the checklist. Through
riveting stories from the fields of medicine to disaster response, investment
banking to skyscraper construction and businesses, he demonstrates how
the checklist can help anyone improve their own and others' lives.
In Being Mortal, Gawande argues that an acceptance of mortality must lie at
the center of the way we treat the dying. Using his experiences (and
missteps) as a surgeon, comparing attitudes toward aging and death in the
West and in India, he provides an extraordinary account of loss.
Questioning, profound and deeply moving, Being Mortal is a masterpiece.
In Better, Gawande's gripping stories take us to battlefield surgical tents in
Iraq, delivery rooms in Boston, a polio outbreak in India, and malpractice
courtrooms in the US. He discusses the ethical dilemma of lethal injections,
examines the influence of money on modern medicine, and recounts the
contentious history of hand-washing. And as in all his writing, he gives us an
inside look at his own life as a surgeon.
In Complications, Gawande performs surgery on medicine itself, laying bare
a science that is complicated, perplexing and profoundly human. Dramatic
true stories explore how mistakes occur, why good surgeons go bad, and
what happens when medicine comes up against the inexplicable.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Atul Gawande is the author of three bestselling books: Complications, a
finalist for the National Book Award; Better, selected by Amazon.com as one
of the ten best books of 2007; and The Checklist Manifesto. He is also a
surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, a staff writer for the
New Yorker, and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard
School of Public Health. He has won the Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing
about Science, a MacArthur Fellowship, and two National Magazine Awards.
In his work in public health, he is Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint centre for
health system innovation, and Chairman of Lifebox, a charity making
surgery safer globally. He lives with his wife and three children in Newton,