Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures invites us into a world where the ordinary becomes the critical in a matter of seconds. A formidable debut, it is a profound and. Dr. Vincent Lam’s Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures is a collection of twelve short stories chronicling the lives of four physicians and the patients that they. Bloodletting and miraculous cures. Reviewed by Michael Lock, MD CCFP FRCPC. AUTHOR Vincent Lam, PUBLISHER Random House of Canada Ltd,

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On one hand, that’s kind of a neat device in a medical kind of context, because doctors send patients on their way, either home or to another doctor, all the time. Some events and characters are contemptible and unethical, which was unsettling.

Jeez, couldn’t wait a few hours? Nov 20, Bloodlettijg Mckeough rated it really liked it. View all 3 comments. More often than not, they don’t really get to have any closure on those patients. Also, it just makes me mad when other professions think they can be a writer – anyone can be a writer, stupid – and then includes a faintly insulting Glossary of medical terms at the back.

Also, I didn’t care for any of them. Did I fall asleep? Zoltan 5 episodes, Byron Lawson Thoroughly enjoyed cured book right from the first story. Lam paints a realistic picture of the challenges these young doctors face and highlights their human side.

Parts about SARS were the second hardest to read.

Along the way, he reveals them to be intelligent, ambitious, complicated, and very, very human. 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.


Lenny 3 episodes, Ingrid Veninger Sienna 3 episodes, Dmitry Kazak The National Post caught up with Vincent to talk about the process of “remixing” his book into television’s ‘Bloodlettting. Niki 2 episodes, The perspectives of the stories felt like a camera zooming into and out of the characters’ personal lives- sometimes written in first person and other times adopting an omniscient third person narrator- I didn’t really chart the changes but I felt that it not only tied Thoroughly enjoyed the book right from the first story.

The only aspect of the story I enjoyed was the medicine. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

It’s been a while since I charged through curees book in less than a week, I can never find the time, but I couldn’t wait to get back to this one every time I put it down. Aug 23, Lori O rated it it was ok Shelves: The medical details aren’t too over-the-top, nor are they dumbed down to a point of feeling condescending. Many of the stories continue matter of factly after death has occurred.

Well, he dropped a ton of potential storylines in order to go completely episodic and only decides to go back to the plots introduced at the beginning in the last 60 pages of the book at a very This book was booodletting good and so disappointing at the same time.

So it was really hard to actually pick up the book and read it.

Bloodletting and miraculous cures

Well, he dropped a ton of potential storylines in order to go completely episodic and only decides to go back to the plots introduced at the beginning in the last 60 pages of the book at a very fast pace.

Open in a separate window. This book was so good and so disappointing at the same time. 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. The “story” is told via vignettes that feature the various medical students introduced at the beginning of the book.


Lam introduces agonizing problems in quick succession. Edit Did You Know? The way that Lam introduced these characters miraculius their situations and lives was incredible. And that bothers me. Refresh and try again. To view it, click here.

Bloodletting and miraculous cures

Feb 21, Sam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nurse Lydia 7 episodes, Keon Alexander Miniadis 2 episodes, 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.

The interconnected stories in this collection follow four doctors through various stages in their careers, as their lives intersect and part and intersect again. Ming’s Father 4 episodes, Use the HTML below. Lam can accelerate a story to a heart-pounding blur of anv and slow it down to reveal the intimate details of an everyday medical event.

Ming is unlikable, obsessive, and mean.

Support Center Support Center. You will love every episode of this high quality series and wish for more. I bloodeltting around the tray, then the cart next to it. The title suggests readers will be able to peek behind the veil of medicine that has progressed beyond bloodletting and miraculous cures.