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    Sanjay Gupta MD(Author)

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Every time surgeons operate, they're betting their skills are better than the brain tumor, the faulty heart valve, the fractured femur. Sometimes, they're wrong. At Chelsea General, surgeons answer for bad outcomes at the Morbidity and Mortality conference, known as M & M. This extraordinary peek behind the curtain into what is considered the most secretive meeting in all of medicine is the back drop for the entire book.

MONDAY MORNINGS follows the lives of five surgeons at Chelsea General as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings, often in front of their peers at M & M. It is on Monday mornings that reflection and introspection occurs, usually in private. It is MONDAY MORNINGS that provides a unique look at the real method in which surgeons learn - through their mistakes. It is MONDAY MORNINGS when, if you're lucky, you have a chance at redemption

In the high-stakes profession of neurosurgery, the bigger you are, the harder you fall. Or so it seems in the nifty first novel by CNN's chief medical correspondent Gupta, who is also a practicing neurosurgeon and nonfiction author. At the Chelsea General Hospital in Michigan, Dr. Ty Wilson is suffering from a serious crisis in confidence after a child dies during an operation. His medical colleagues include George Villanueva, a hulking former NFL player turned ER doctor, and Tina Ridgeway, a meticulous neurosurgeon whose home life is a mess. For quirkiness, there's a patient who undergoes surgery for bleeding cerebral aneurysms and develops an unusual postoperative mania for sketching human ears. For irony, the perfectionist head of surgery makes a jumbo mistake, and a middle-aged Korean neurosurgeon is afflicted with a deadly brain tumor. Despite their flaws, these fictional physicians possess extremely high empathy quotients. They make clinical and personal blunders, yet some attain redemption, and nearly all experience epiphanies. You don't have to be a brain surgeon to write a novel, but with Monday Mornings, readers will be glad one did.--BooklistPraise for CHEATING DEATH: "You will be on the edge of your seat as you read the superbly crafted stories of people who have beaten the odds, something I like to think I know quite a bit about. My friend Dr. Sanjay Gupta, America's doctor, has written a page-turner. It's an exciting medical thriller with the compassion, hope, excitement and aspiration that define Sanjay." --Lance ArmstrongPraise for CHEATING DEATH: "I owe my recovery and my health to medical advances and the remarkable pioneers behind them. In his new book, the World's Doctor, Sanjay Gupta, delivers a breathtaking preview of a coming revolution in medicine that challenges virtually everything we think we know about living and dying. A truly provocative and fascinating reading experience." --President Bill Clinton

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  • PDF | 304 pages
  • Sanjay Gupta MD(Author)
  • Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (28 Mar. 2013)
  • English
  • 6
  • Fiction

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  • By Guest on 23 November 2013

    If like me you have recently watching "monday mornings"on the Fox channel you may have wondered how the book would fare against the unfortunately cancelled program,well the stories featured in the series are very similar to the ones in the book although as we are only on episode 5at the moment I'm not sure how this will continue to all 10 was very interesting to learn more about Dr park and his background as the way he is portrayed on the big screen is different to the book and also the book provides a better insight into what the doctors are thinking and especially the character of ty who is very emotionally overwhelmed with self doubt after the unfortunate death of a young boy that might have been prevented had he been note rigorous in finding out the boys medical history before he operated onto him.So in conclusion I would say buy the book as its a great read and shows us that doctors are actually human and do make mistakes that ultimately costs lives but also that doctors do find it hard to have a life outside the hospital and that can make problems in their personal lives such as in their marriage for instance and lead to buy the book and enjoy the short lived series.

  • By Heffalump on 10 May 2014

    I waited until my memory of the series had faded before I started to read the book. I found it so good that I rationed myself to reading only one or two chapters a day so that the book would last longer.There is no padding in the book, no superfluous words - just a brilliant character study in a rapidly moving plot. I wish that all books were this well written. I can't recommend this book enough. It's a great read.

  • By E. L. on 1 August 2015

    I bought this after I discovered the devastating news that the series had been cancelled and I was gutted - about the tv show, not the book! - loved the show, loved the characters, loved the gritty clever writing and finally thought I had a replacement for House and ER... but as they stole that away from me, I discovered this wonderful writing was a book first! HURRAH!Same characters, some names changed a bit for the show, but I love the book, it has that wonderfully witty style that I loved in the show and I now have some resolution since the show ended before it began.If you like clever medical drama, without the bubblegum, this is a book you'll enjoy.

  • By Bobby Ferguson on 8 January 2014

    Sanjay Gupta's Monday Mornings: A Novel was suggested to me by my friend who is also in the medical field. I trusted his judgment after reading Janvier Chando's The Grandmothers:and Other Stories, which he suggested to me last month. Gupta wrote a very revealing and insightful book here; and he did a great job writing it in a manner that most readers will understand. The characters are real and exceptional. Also, the book is very pleausrable to read. I ended up learning a great deal and appreciate doctors even more.

  • By Mrs. Sheila Williams on 8 January 2014

    A very good premise for the story concentrating on the Monday morning Morbidity and Mortality meetings were the staff are expected to account for what happens to patients when the outcome is not what it should be.Interest is kept as the staff are followed through their day and how things happen to end up being the subject of said M&M meetings.A fascinating story as is the series on Sky that first caught my attention.

  • By Ms. T Salgado on 22 December 2013

    If you've been following the telly show of the same name, Monday Mornings you'll love the book. He's able to go further into the characters backgrounds. I've been gutted to hear they've cancelled Monday Mornings, so no season 2. grrr arrgghany road up, read the book, you'll love it.

  • By Denise Nuttall on 17 February 2014

    After seeing one episode on TV saw that you could get it for the Kindle. Was a very enjoyable read, the highs and lows of hospital life for each individual doctor. Would highly recommend.

  • By Guest on 14 December 2013

    Couldn't put it down a classic I want more!!!!! If the tv series is as good what a job, brilliant.

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