BLOODLETTING & MIRACULOUS CURES PDF

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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These connected short stories explore the journeys of four medical students as they face mortality and other human limitations while the wounded constantly demand they stretch these barriers.

A practicing ER physician, Vincent Lam delivers a precise and intimate portrait of the medical profession in his fiction debut. The stories also seem to move from personal ones to stories of patients and these stories are interwoven- what I like about this is migaculous you see the doctor’s shift of focus, where there is a great deal of focus on the patient’s lives as their patients become the doctor’s focus, over their personal lives for a while.

Bloodletting and Miraculous cures by Vincent Lam 1 9 Oct 01, It justly deserved the Giller Prize. Lam is a very skilled and nuanced writer, but it still seemed like most of the stories were more driven by plot than by character development, so that in the end it wasn’t that much different from watching one of the better episodes of ER.

I found almost all the stories very interesting and quite compelling. Read Giller Prize coverage.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Narrative treatment of SARS emph These connected short stories explore the journeys of four medical students as they face mortality and other human limitations while the wounded constantly demand they stretch these barriers. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Deals with mortality, bloodetting on medicine, alcoholism and lost loves Characters have great dimension and are very real.

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It has great potential for use in medical education as a narrative that may spark interesting discussion of ethics and professionalism.

I felt connected to each of them, and I wanted more when I finished the collection! Short stories are not really my favourite type of reading, but this was here, and I’d heard good things about it, so I read it.

And if they haven’t, they probably have a dictionary or Google handy, thanks anyway. However, the stories became more connected as the four progressed ccures their lives and careers.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Watch highlights from the Awards ceremony. Lam is a very skilled and nuanced writer, but it still seemed bloodlettung most of the stories were more driven by plot than by blooodletting devel This book has all kinds of impressive blurbs on the back cover, including praise from Margaret Atwood and Sherman Alexie himself who has never struck me as the easy to please type – I initially sought it out because of a really favorable review in Entertainment Weekly.

Jul 30, Lyn Zuberbuhler rated it really liked it. In it, Lam evokes the tides to enhance the metaphor of the story. Sep 17, Graham Wilhauk rated it liked it Shelves: I thought the author was particularly skillful in the way he introduced each vignette — at first, I was never sure how this piece of the individual’s tale was going to fit into the story as a whole.

There’s a certain transparency and truth to the story that makes it both entertaining and thought provoking. Heroic birth is the subject of my favorite story entitled “An Insistent Tide” in the collection. A great examination of how doctors are normal people too.

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Jim McBride 2 episodes, Worth the read despite some occasional underwhelming chapters. View all 3 comments. The first three stories, introducing his characters as medical students, are his strongest: It’s a series of short stories basically, each one has one or two of the main characters in and follows a loose timeline from the start of their careers and as they get older and more experienced.

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. Pressure of fifty on nothing, ETA three minutes.

As a nurse, the mjraculous 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 a This is a book of short stories revolving around 4 characters.

Chen 8 episodes, It was actually really good, despite having won a Canadian literary award. Unless if you are fascinated by the mirraculous of this book, I say skip it. It seems a waste to see such an interesting character left behind. I disliked almost all of the characters, particularly Fitz.

Jan 13, Lorri rated it it was amazing. I didn’t realize the chapters were meant to be interrelated short stories until much further down the work. So it was really hard to actually pick up the book and read it.