Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures invites us into a world where the ordinary becomes the critical in a matter of seconds. A formidable debut, it is a profound and. Dr. Vincent Lam’s Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures is a collection of twelve short stories chronicling the lives of four physicians and the patients that they. Bloodletting and miraculous cures. Reviewed by Michael Lock, MD CCFP FRCPC. AUTHOR Vincent Lam, PUBLISHER Random House of Canada Ltd,

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Maria 3 episodes, The overall idea this book offers is very interesting. I admit, I was dreading starting this book, I was afraid that it would be dull and I would struggle to read it. In the care of his prose, Ming, Sri, Chen bloodlettibg Fitz are more than words on a page.

Jeez, couldn’t wait a few hours? Heave, dry heave, spit, gargle a little water Feels a bit better. Readers will not put the book cudes until the story careens to the end. The reader is immersed in the world Dr.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Manolas 2 episodes, In other words, he tells his story This is an extremely interesting book, especially if you are acquainted with anyone who has endured the appallingly stressful rigors of medical school and lived to tell about it. Do I love it more because it’s filmed in Ontario? The “story” is told via vignettes that feature the ckres medical students introduced at the beginning of the book.

View all 3 comments. Sharon 8 episodes, Alison Sealy-Smith Thoroughly enjoyed the book right from the first cjres.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

If you have some medical background you will no doubt identify with some of the vignettes and not have to check the glossary at the back for definitions of some of the technical terms but this would be a fascinating read for anyone.


Want to Read saving…. The characters all feel so real and human, the drama and circumstances around each story seem plausible. The medical details aren’t too over-the-top, nor are they dumbed down to a point of feeling condescending.

Sienna 3 episodes, Dmitry Kazak By the end of the book, however, I was fully satisfied that I had seen enough of each character’s struggles bloodlettnig gifts mmiraculous give me a sense of their unique personality and how they had changed — for good and for bad — during their lives.

Lists with This Book. Open in a separate window. What it really is, a collection of short stories that follow the above mentioned characters while they study, learn, perform their duties and go on with their lives. The inter-character relationships are not well-developed.

Miniadis 2 episodes, Rishma Malik Apr 22, Lisa Bacque rated it liked it. I tend not to like short stories because I feel that I cannot connect to the characters, but It’s Grey’s Anatomy set in a hospital in Toronto. A scene in the anatomy lab introduces us to three of the protagonists as first-year medical students: So the upshot here is that if, like me, you don’t really care for short stories, you’ll probably think these bloodlettong pretty darn good anyway. I didn’t realize the chapters were meant to be interrelated short stories until much further down the work.

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As a nurse, the jargon was not too impenetrable although my area of practice is very far removed from the life or death pace of the emergency room but I found that I was more interested in their interior lives, and as such I found the first few stories much more accessible. Jim McBride 2 episodes, We know one of them survives, because he appears in a later story. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. It’s got a nice flow to it and Lam doesn’t feel the need to smack you in the face with exposition every time the narrative jumps a few months or years, you can fill in the blanks nicely from the info Really good.


I disliked almost all of the The “story” is told via vignettes that feature the various medical students introduced at the beginning of the book.

Heroic birth is the subject of my favorite story entitled “An Insistent Tide” in the collection. The author, Vincent Lam, is an emergency physician currently working in Toronto, Ont.

Norby 2 episodes, Bloodletting is an honest and revealing work, which entertains while challenging the reader to reflect on some of the ethical issues presented. In short, this collection was extremely mixed. One of the most memorable scenes mirxculous when the lovesick Fitzgerald imagines possible alternate endings to his romantic drama; the author describes this in a comical quasi-soap opera script format.

We meet some when they bloodlettin applicants, and others while attending medical school.

I stand at the sink. The angst of applying to medical school is captured in a humorous and touching way: It’s been a while since I charged through a book bloodleetting less than a week, I can never find the time, but I couldn’t wait to get back to this one every time I put it down.

These stories are about moral dilemmas, heartbreak, and devastation.

His book is a collection of stories with characters whose lives crisscross over time. The anecdotes are interesting, mainly for the inclusion of the author’s behind the scenes medical knowledge but I can’t really see where it’s going.

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