Dr. Gawande is speaking at the Free Library of Philadelphia on February 4, 2008. Scott Library has copies of his books Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance and Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science.
A surgeon and bestselling writer, Atul Gawande is on staff at both the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and the New Yorker magazine. With pieces published in both the Best American Essays and Best American Science Writing annual collections, Gawande’s first book, Complications, was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2002. His new book, Better, argues that physicians need to be more diligent in their practice and more ingenious in their thinking.