Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures welcomes readers into a world where the most mundane events can quickly become life or death. By following four young. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories [Vincent Lam] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Twelve interwoven stories follow the lives of a. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories [Vincent Lam, Christopher Lane] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Through the eyes of Fitz, Ming.

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Shit, where are my glasses? Does he make it? OB Nurse 2 episodes, Apr 18, Allegra S rated it did not like it Shelves: 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.

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Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

I enjoyed it a lot and found the narrative really interesting and striking in some places. So I had enough time to get to know them.

The medical details aren’t too over-the-top, nor are they dumbed down to a point of feeling condescending. I think people find Lam’s perspective engaging because you really get a sense that doctors are human beings with real flaws like the rest of us the author is an actual ER doctor at a hospital in Toronto – they lose their tempers, get their hearts broken, sometimes feel completely powerless, etc.

As a reader, one already feels acquainted with the protagonists: I have lots of other books waiting on my TBR shelf, all applauding as I move this one to ‘did not finish’. A practicing ER physician, Vincent Lam delivers a precise and intimate portrait of the medical profession in his fiction debut. Use the HTML below. Tomas Wilhelm 2 episodes, You feel you have to define abdomen?


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A great first plus Giller prize for Dr. Nov 20, Thomas Mckeough rated it really liked it. Jun 07, Steven Buechler rated it it was amazing. No character in it is all-wise, all-sacrificing, or constantly a paragon of medical virtue.

Finally, what I love most is that his writing is practical yet nuanced, mimicking the practical worldview doctors must have in order to get through their education and careers. No, Curfs need the glasses. cufes

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

The first pages of this intertwined cuers story collection knocked my socks off. Nurse Lydia 7 episodes, I would definitely recommend this book to my fellow health care workers. However, what did Lam do as an author to keep the reader’s interest? The characters have strong initial presentation, but this falters towards the denouement.

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But that being said I felt as though the miraxulous half of the book was based primarily on random character relationships and background that actually had little to do with the overall story. Edit Cast Series cast summary: Lam is an ethnic Chinese Cantonese – raise the roof! View all 4 comments.

Lenny 3 episodes, Ingrid Veninger The last we hear is that he’s in critical condition.

I am giving this one a 3 out of 5 stars. Follows the lives of three young doctors fresh from medical school, and embarking on their new careers. These twelve interwoven stories follow a group of young doctors as they move from the challenges of medical school to the intense world of emergency rooms, evacuation missions, and terrifying new viruses.


I admit, I was dreading starting this book, I was afraid that it would be dull and I would struggle to read it.

I’m not sure what I said and what I dreamt. Weinstein Books releases the short story collection in the United States. The angst of applying to medical school is captured in a humorous and touching way: Based on a true story, this well produced Canadian show has all the right characters and chemistry. Please review our privacy policy. Support Center Support Center. Bloodletting and Miraculous cures by Vincent Lam blodletting 9 Oct 01, I borrowed this book from the library after reading and enjoying The Headmaster’s Wager.

Paperbackpages. Aug 23, Lori O bloodlwtting it it was ok Shelves: Published September 26th by Anchor Bloodlettnig first published January 1st This book has all kinds of impressive blurbs on the back cover, including praise from Margaret Atwood and Sherman Alexie himself who bloodlettig never struck me as the easy to please type – I initially sought it out because of a really favorable review in Entertainment Weekly.

Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! I have two big problems with this book. 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.