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Educated in the United Kingdom and the United States, Gabriel Weston studied English literature at Edinburgh University before attending medical school in London. She went on to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and is a part-time ear, nose, and throat surgical specialist. She lives in London with her husband and two children.


Readers curious about the training and professional development of surgeons will revel in this intriguing memoir. A member of Britain's Royal College of Surgeons, first-time writer Weston candidly reveals her early missteps and the lessons she extracted from them. This former literature student writes beautifully, displaying an Annie Dillard-like talent for observing details and unraveling their larger implications. Readalike: Atul Gawande's Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance and Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science. See also Julie Holland's Weekends at Bellevue, above.-Lynne Maxwell, Villanova Univ. Sch. of Law Lib., PA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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