Overview

What if hospitals and doctors could quietly bury their mistakes? This fascinating, bestselling novel tells you why they can?t.

Three young men from different backgrounds have graduated from medical schools and become surgical fellows at a leading teaching hospital in Boston. They learn to become surgeons, to communicate with patients and families, and to be observed and appraised by their peers and professors on daily rounds. And each month?sometimes with dry mouth and rapid ...

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The Death Committee

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Overview

What if hospitals and doctors could quietly bury their mistakes? This fascinating, bestselling novel tells you why they can’t.

Three young men from different backgrounds have graduated from medical schools and become surgical fellows at a leading teaching hospital in Boston. They learn to become surgeons, to communicate with patients and families, and to be observed and appraised by their peers and professors on daily rounds. And each month—sometimes with dry mouth and rapid pulse—each attends the meeting of the Mortality Conference, known to all as the Death Committee, which examines every patient loss for possible human error, in order to prevent it from happening again. How the Death Committee affects and is affected by the lives, loves, and ambitions of three new doctors is the theme of this intriguing and profoundly moving novel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453263785
  • Publisher: Barcelona eBooks
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 196,570
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Noah Gordon’s international bestsellers have sold millions of copies and have won a number of awards, among them, in America, the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for historical fiction. He lives outside of Boston with his wife, Lorraine Gordon.

Noah Gordon’s international bestsellers have sold millions of copies and have won a number of awards, among them, in America, the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for historical fiction. He lives outside of Boston with his wife, Lorraine Gordon.

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Table of Contents

Prologue 3
Book 1 The Summer
Chapter 1 Adam Silverstone 21
Chapter 2 Spurgeon Robinson 36
Chapter 3 Harland Longwood 66
Chapter 4 Adam Silverstone 76
Book 2 Fall and Winter
Chapter 5 Rafael Meomartino 105
Chapter 6 Spurgeon Robinson 133
Chapter 7 Adam Silverstone 154
Chapter 8 Spurgeon Robinson 179
Chapter 9 Harland Longwood 203
Chapter 10 Rafael Meomartino 208
Chapter 11 Adam Silverstone 220
Book 3 Spring and Summer, The Full Circle
Chapter 12 Adam Silverstone 261
Chapter 13 Rafael Meomartino 274
Chapter 14 Spurgeon Robinson 291
Chapter 15 Adam Silverstone 301
Chapter 16 Spurgeon Robinson 311
Chapter 17 Adam Silverstone 326
Chapter 18 Rafael Meomartino 338
Chapter 19 Adam Silverstone 351
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