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Last Night in the OR

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Last Night in the OR by Bud Shaw
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Sep 15, 2015 | ISBN 9780147515339

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“This is just about the best book about surgery and a surgeon I have ever read—by surgeon or civilian alike. It is warm, honest, straightforward, sad, amusing and compelling from beginning to end.”—Lee Gutkind

“Shaw’s lean prose offers insights into medical professionals’ private perspectives as well as a sobering sense of human fragility and the scientific strides taken to counter it. A bracing, unusual personal narrative that should appeal to aspiring physicians as well as to those considering the “big questions” around high-risk surgery.”—Kirkus

“Dr. Shaw’s memoir is a uniquely human journey of a man who performed superhuman feats.  His written candor made me (a surgeon as well) cry, laugh, recoil, cheer, and ponder life’s true meaning.  I could not put this book down.”—Paul A. Ruggieri, M.D., author of Confessions of a Surgeon

“This darkly fascinating and ruthlessly honest memoir charts the highs and lows of a transplant surgeon’s life from bright-eyed junior to wise veteran with humor, intelligence and compassion.”—Wendy Moore, author of The Knife Man

“Bud Shaw’s writing is scalpel sharp, close to the bone and true to the heart.”—Mark Vonnegut, author of The Eden Express and Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So

“Shaw wields the beauty of precision not only in the critically important operating room, but also in the crucial realm of literature… An emotionally generous tale.”Biographile

“An eye-opening perspective on the human condition and an eloquent contribution to our dialogue about what care is, and why we should care.”—Janet Burroway, author of Raw Silk

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