Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

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Perseus Books Group, Sep 1, 2008 - Fiction - 362 pages
43 Reviews

Now in paperback: Twelve interwoven stories follow four young and ambitious doctors as they move from the challenges of medical school to the intense world of emergency rooms, evacuation missions, and terrifying new viruses. They fall in love as they study for their exams, face moral dilemmas as they split open cadavers, confront police who rough up their patients, and treat schizophrenics with pathologies similar to their own. Winner of the prestigious Giller Prize, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures marks the arrival of a deeply humane and preternaturally gifted writer.

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Clinical writing at times. - Goodreads
The initial stories are more about plot, the actions. - Goodreads
Author Dr. Lam continues that with his writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Anne-Marie - Goodreads

To be honest, I was slightly disappointed. The book follows four medical students in Toronto as they become doctors in a series of interrelated (but can be separated) short stories. The topics were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nancyann - Goodreads

I can see by other review dates that I am behind the curve in discovering this book. Having once been a pre-med student myself a lifetime ago, I found each of the short stories fascinating ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Dr. Vincent Lam was born in London, Ontario, and studied medicine in Toronto where he is now an emergency physician. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures was awarded the 2006 Giller Prize for fiction, making him the youngest writer ever to have won the prize. His work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, the National Post, and Carve. Lama (TM)s family is from the expatriate Chinese community of Vietnam, and his first novel, a multigenerational family saga set in Saigon during the Vietnam War, is forthcoming from Weinstein Books. Lam lives with his family in Toronto.

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