Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Test | Final Test - Hard

Atul Gawande
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Amy Fitzpatrick and her husband drive for Easter?

2. When did Christine Drury become an overnight television anchorwoman?

3. What was Noe's husband's name?

4. By 2003, how many more patients were expected to have gastric-bypass surgery than did in 1999?

5. How old was Gawande's daughter Hattie when she broke the bones in her forearm?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why in 1533 was the first documented postmortem examination in the New World performed?

2. Why did Gawande and others suspect abuse when they saw a two-month-old boy whose face had been badly scalded?

3. What types of situations made Drury blush?

4. When Gawande was seeing patients with a surgery professor, what words surprised him?

5. What may cause babies to die from SIDS?

6. What drugs were prescribed for Fitzpatrick, and how did they help reduce her nausea?

7. Describe the dissecting room and location where Gawande observed an autopsy.

8. Why were autopsies performed clandestinely in the West even in the nineteenth century?

9. What does Gawande say was the relationship between doctor and patient over a decade ago?

10. What two options did Lazaroff have to deal with the metastasis that was compressing his thoracic spinal cord?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss why good doctors go bad and what solutions there are for the problem. Use examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

Using examples from the book, argue whether child abuse can or cannot be proven using scientific methods.

Essay Topic 3

Using examples from the book, explain why Gawande believes that medicine is an imperfect science.

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