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A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science

The book is a collection of essays that delve into the complexities and challenges of practicing surgery, revealing the fallibility and ethical dilemmas faced by surgeons. It provides an introspective look at medical mistakes, the intricacies of decision-making in the operating room, and the human aspect of medicine.

Key points:

1. Medicine's Imperfection: Gawande highlights medicine's uncertainty, requiring doctors to make decisions based on incomplete information, leading to potential errors.

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