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. How many hours each time did Bratton spend in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber?

2. How old was Noe's husband when she plead to guilty to killing her children?

3. How old was Victor Caselli?

4. In what book was a man programmed away from brutality by coupling his violent urges with feelings of nausea?

5. What month was it when Gawande saw a patient with a red and swollen leg?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was it like for Bratton to be in the hyperbaric chamber?

2. How incapacitated did Amy Fitzgerald become during her pregnancy?

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

4. When did Lazaroff first learn what was wrong?

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

6. What happened to the babies born to Marie Noe?

7. What was Christine Drury's first job at Channel 13 News in Indianapolis?

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

9. What physical changes did Drury experience after her surgery to stop blushing?

10. What may cause babies to die from SIDS?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Using examples from Complications, argue whether the belief in superstitions is anecdotal or scientific.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the uncertainty that is a core part of medicine and some proposed solutions for the problem. Use examples from the book.

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