Monday Mornings

Monday Mornings

A Novel

Book - 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. It is Monday Mornings that provides a unique look at the real method in which surgeons learn - through their mistakes. It is Monday Mornings when, if you're lucky, you have a chance at redemption.



Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., c2012
ISBN: 9780446583855
Branch Call Number: GUPT
Characteristics: vii, 290 p. ; 24 cm

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dgoebel
Sep 27, 2014

I really liked this book. I am a physician and surgeon myself, and I enjoyed this fictional piece. I could relate to some of the characters and their experiences. A good read in my opinion!

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Pisinga
Apr 01, 2014

I can not call it a novel. It is like an attempt to create something like Grey's Anatomy (American medical drama television series.)
And his admiration for Cable News Network (CNN) (mentioned in the episode where one of the doctors is listening on the car radio news broadcast by CNN, commenting that the cancer is very similar to terrorism) - at this point CNN aired something about terrorism. Give me a break. We all know that Sanjay Gupta is CNN's chief medical correspondent.

mmtodd1999 Mar 09, 2013

A very good book! I happen to like the author very much!

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chgarland
Jan 31, 2013

Oh, my goodness, this was not a good book. I actually got up out of my nice warm bed to get a different book to read because this was so awful. The first chapter introducing the characters was positively wooden,with all the characters consisting of grotesquely over-used cliches which, since cliches are over-used by definition, these were over-used squared or cubed.

This book may possibly develop a tolerable plot but I will never know. After reading the first chapter, I consigned it to my "never to be finished" list.

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matcat44
Sep 10, 2012

I found the prose to be rather amateurish; I was looking at the words rather than absorbing them and visualizing the scene.
Dr. Gupta may have received accolades from famous people but maybe it has more to do with his skills as a doctor rather than as a writer.

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