Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

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An astonishing literary debut centred around four students as they apply to medical school, qualify as doctors and face the realities of working in medicine, from a powerful new voice in fiction. In this beautifully written collection, Vincent Lam weaves together black humour, investigations of both common and extraordinary moral dilemmas, and a sometimes shockingly realistic portrait of today's medical profession. We are introduced to a group of medical students over ten years, following their interlinked stories as they make the transition from medical school to hospital life. The stories span the unique challenges faced by young, inexperienced doctors - having to decide during a first human dissection whether it is more important to follow the anatomy textbook or keep a tattoo intact - but also delve into their private lives, their relationships and family histories, their fears and motivations. Riveting, convincing and precise, 'Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures' looks with rigorous honesty at the specificities of the lives of doctors and their patients and brings us to a deeper understanding of the challenges and temptations that surge around us all.

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The most mundane events can quickly become life or death. At once riveting and precise, these stories are eye-opening accounts of what it means to be a doctor. Vincent Lam draws upon his insiderís perspective on the fears and frustrations of a world where challenges surge all around. Using scalpel-sharp prose, he delivers a shockingly realistic portrait of the medical profession. In the four stories included in this audiobook, William Johnston and Michael Scholar Jr. make Vincent Lamís characters thoroughly human with insightful detail, realistic dialogue, and expert narration.

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Dr Vincent Lam was born in London, Ontario. His family is from the expatriate Chinese community of Vietnam. He studied medicine in Toronto and is an emergency physician. He lives in Toronto with his wife and son. www.vincentlam.ca

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