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Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures Stories by Vincent Lam 2007 .

Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures Stories by Vincent Lam 2007, Hardcover Signed. ER Doctor Medical Vincent Lam Stories 2005 Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures. 31. 0 RUB. 37. 5 RUB. + 1,491. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures welcomes readers into a world where the most mundane events can quickly become life or death. Throughout the book, readers are treated to thephysicians' internal thoughts and the mental drama involved with treating patients, including Fitz's struggle with self-doubt in "Code Clock" and Chen's boredom and exhaustion in "Before Light.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures is a short story collection by Vincent Lam, published in 2006. The book, inspired by Lam's own experiences in medical school and as a professional physician, is a volume of interconnected short stories about the lives and relationships of Fitzgerald, Ming, Chen and Sri, four young medical students in Toronto. Bloodletting won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures book. Written by an author who has done just that, this book is a work of fiction that interweaves the stories of several aspiring young doctors and follows them through their professional lives. Along the way, he reveals them to be intelligent, ambitious, complicated, and very, very human. 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.

Vincent Lam joins the ranks of doctor-writers with his award-winning debut novel.

Ships from and sold by musicogswell books & more. Vincent Lam joins the ranks of doctor-writers with his award-winning debut novel. Compared to the popular TV dramas Grey's Anatomy, House, and ER, Bloodletting (set to become a Canadian TV drama itself) offers an intriguing look at na•ve doctors' lives and aspirations while showcasing the humanity and daily dilemmas they face.

Several of Lam's stories are so rich that they could be novels in themselves

Several of Lam's stories are so rich that they could be novels in themselves. Does this concept help us understand the characters and events in Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures? Discuss how some of the patients, doctors, and survivors emerge from suffering and violence. One of the most provocative stories is "Winston.

Vincent Lam Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures. Vincent lam. To my parents, andrew and rosalie, And my wife, margarita, who make everything possible.

by. Vincent Lam (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures is a satisfying, engrossing read, partly because of the intrinsically fascinating subject matter, but also because of Lam’s patient characterizations and understanding of the human heart. There’s no information like inside information, and Lam puts his to good use. fiction strikes a balance between clinical and emotional detail. impressive first book, by all appearances.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures is a solid collection of short stories by Vincent Lam, a practicing doctor in Toronto. Set in his hometown, the stories feel more like chapters in a loosely told novel, revolving around four Toronto doctors, than a standard short story collection. The stories are largely engaging, intelligent and readable, unfortunately a few of them also feel a bit forgettable, emotionally aloof and none of them feel much deeper than an episode of ER or Grey's Anatomy. Deftly navigating his Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures welcomes readers into a world where the most mundane events can quickly become life or death.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures welcomes readers into a world where the most mundane events can quickly become life or death. By following four young medical students and physicians – Ming, Fitz, Sri and Chen – this debut collection from 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Vincent Lam is a riveting, eye-opening account of what it means to be a doctor. Deftly navigating his way through 12 interwoven short stories, the author explores the characters’ relationships with each other, their patients, and their careers. Lam draws on his own experience as an emergency room physician and shares an insider’s perspective on the fears, frustrations, and responsibilities linked with one of society’s most highly regarded occupations. “I wanted to write about the way in which a person changes as they become a physician — how their world view shifts, and how they become a slightly different version of themselves in the process of becoming a doctor,” Lam explains. “I wanted to write about the reality that doing good and trying to help others is not simple. It is ethically complicated and sometimes involves a reality that can only be expressed by telling a story.”In the book’s first story, “How to Get into Medical School, Part 1,” students Ming and Fitz wrestle with their opposing personalities and study techniques, while coming to terms with a growing emotional connection that elicits disapproval from Ming’s traditional Chinese-Canadian parents. Lam’s exceptional talent for describing scenarios with great precision is showcased in “Take All of Murphy,” when Ming, Chen, and Sri find themselves at a moral crossroads while dissecting a cadaver. Throughout the book, readers are treated to the physicians’ internal thoughts and the mental drama involved with treating patients, including Fitz’s struggle with self-doubt in “Code Clock” and Chen’s boredom and exhaustion in “Before Light.” From delivering babies to evacuating patients and dealing with deadly viruses, the four primary characters in Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures are made thoroughly human by Lam’s insightful detail, realistic dialogue, and expert storytelling. The medical world is naturally filled with drama, but it’s the author’s ability to give equal weight to the smaller moments that really brings this book to life.

Comments: (7)

in waiting
This is a book detailing the stories of doctors in study and, subsequently, doctors at work as the lives and development of four main characters are chronicled from various narrative perspectives. The stories and situations are eerily realistic and gritty, and despite being written with a medical bent, the reader is not swamped with overbearing medical terminology. (For those interested, however, at the end of the book there is additionally a glossary of various medical terms used.)

Through the lives of Ming, Fitzgerald, Sri, and Chen, the triumphs, failures, goodness, and frailties of these individuals are beautifully crafted together with widely diverse and sometimes unexpected situational and personal circumstances. The narrative is precise, flowing, and descriptively accurate (for those familiar with Toronto), and, as a side note, it is here, too, that we get a first tie-in to Dr. Lam's ensuing novel, The Headmaster's Wager.

This book was a wonderful read by a very gifted author.
Arcanescar
Not finished with the book yet but so far I have absolutely loved it.
Frdi
Vincent Lam's collection of linked short stories is fascinating and occasionally downright amazing. Nothing is predictable and much is off-putting about the four young characters and their experiences as they become doctors, but one becomes oddly at home with their ways, their medical world, and the weird combinations of hope and bleakness, of adrenaline and numbness, of intimacy and isolation that the stories offer. Lam writes beautifully and knowledgeably; this is an impressive and award-winning achievement for a first fiction by this Canadian doctor. After devouring a borrowed copy, I knew I had to have extra copies for my own bookshelf and for gifts.
Bralore
I love short stories, this book was almost like a collection of short stories with interwoven characters in the medical fiels. GREAT character development, interesting behind the scenes look at the stresses faced by doctors.
Amarin
I really liked this book, but I'm a doctor-wannabe. I did find it interesting to learn about these doctors and how their lives intertwine. I enjoyed the writing but the ending was far roo abrupt.
Steelraven
was just 'ok' for me
Anarius
Excellent book. A very fun fictional read about a small group of doctors at varying points in their careers.
Great read!
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Vincent Lam
ISBN: 0385661444
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Anchor Canada; Fifth Printing edition (September 26, 2006)
Pages: 355 pages