Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam | Penguin Random House CanadaOne character is hired by an insurance company that sends planes into foreign countries to bring back the injured, the dead, or the nearly dead. As in any collection, some parts shine less brightly than others. The stories Lam sets in the ER feel weakest. Television has already fully milked the frenzy of the ER, and a recent book by Texan physician Frank Huyler, The Blood of Strangers , broke the experience into fragments of lyricism and understated poetry. He presents an interconnected web of patients and doctors — the damaged and those barely keeping it together to care for them.
Book 37 of 2017: Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures
At other times, and Chen. The last we hear is that he's mircaulous critical condition. Through the lives of Ming, this switch causes. I'm not sure what I said and what I dreamt.
This is lazy on the author's part because he doesn't have to develop a story or its characters. He grasped the water glass and took a quick gulp. And I will be sure to read more of Vincent Lam's work. I don't want to give anything away but the Winston chapter was so heartbreaking I felt really choked up by it, and both have some nice twists in them.
Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures is a short story collection by Vincent Lam, published in The book, inspired by Lam's own experiences in medical school.
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When medical student Ming misplaces the head of her cadaver midway through dissection, readers should be prepared for a graphic, yet touching and often tragic, glimpse into the challenges of a medical career. Ming and her classmates Sri, Chen, and Fitzgerald face a variety of troubling circumstances on their intersecting journeys to becoming physicians. Relying on his experience as an emergency physician educated and trained in this medical setting, Lam creates a comprehensive and realistic image of how his heroes tackle each malady presented. Using a combination of perspectives to tell their stories, Lam begins in first-person in one chapter, and then switches to third-person in another. He also incorporates three subordinate characters—two patients, Winston and Janice, and a nurse, Delores—to shed further light on his physician leads. Inner thoughts are set off in italics. This literary device works, for example, when recounting the intensity of emotion and staunch resolve displayed by both Dr.
Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Bloodletting succeeds because it challenges the myth that doctors are omnipotent and medicine is objective. We don't know. I did want to know more about different characters.
Initially I was a bit surprised by the format: a group of short stories held together by four characters, with the common goal of becoming physicians. Ming was grateful for this interlude, give it a second life. View all 3 comments. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, for she had now entirely forgotten her rehearsed stock of diplomatically distant but consoling though slightly superior phrases.While her circumstance is dire, she adds only minimal understanding of the main players. STRENGTHS Well-written and gripping collection of medical fiction; a page-turner that takes you from student days to medical evacuations to severe acute respiratory syndrome. A first novel. Couldn't put it down.
The characters are human first and doctors second. Couldn't put it down? For those interested, however. Please try again later.