Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures welcomes readers into a world where the most mundane events can quickly become life or death. By following four young. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories [Vincent Lam] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Twelve interwoven stories follow the lives of a. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures: Stories [Vincent Lam, Christopher Lane] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Through the eyes of Fitz, Ming.

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Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

For details, please refer to http: After patient-centric stories, the stories pan back to career hazards and bloodlehting comfort of personal life, echoing doctors’ constant shifts between selfless work and personal life. As a reader, one already feels acquainted with the protagonists: Lam paints a realistic picture of the challenges these young doctors face and highlights their human side.

Many of the stories continue matter of factly after death has occurred. Another case of a Doctor writes a book based on his work history and the critics swoon, because it’s not a world typical writers come from or an arena that they cover. And I will be sure to read more of Vincent Lam’s work.

Fitz 8 episodes, Kim Bubbs And the lack of closure just irritates me. Thoroughly enjoyed the book right from the first story. He brings to vivid and convincing life the disparate but interdependent worlds of school and home, heartbreaking young love and life-altering fear in stories that introduce us to Fitz, Ming, Chen, and Sri, young medical school students and doctors in Toronto.

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. Did I fall asleep? The medical details aren’t too over-the-top, nor are they dumbed down to a point of feeling condescending. View all 4 comments. So in that respect, I didn’t mind it. It’s got a nice flow to it and Lam doesn’t feel the need to smack you in the face with exposition every time the narrative jumps a few months or years, you can fill in the blanks nicely from the information he does give you.


Apr 18, Allegra S rated it did not like it Shelves: Lists with This Book. For example, in one story, a couple of the doctors become SARS patients, and get pretty sick. Which villain would come out on top?

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Everyone will be able to relate to something in this 8 part series. Jul 30, Lyn Zuberbuhler rated it really liked it. Sri 6 episodes, Joe Cobden If I could give this book six stars, I would. In other words, he tells his story like it often is, and not like we would wish it to be. Ming 8 episodes, Shawn Ashmore So I had enough time to get to know them.

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Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Ming, a fascinating multifaceted character, was given a brilliant exposition in the first story. TV Shows I Watch.

Heroic birth is the subject of my favorite story entitled “An Insistent Tide” in the collection. Aug 23, Lori O rated it it was ok Shelves: A novelty act, almost. Share this Rating Title: Bloodlettjng one of the stories, the author describes the thoughts of a character: Ming 8 episodes, It speaks of the undeniable need to address more than the physiological, but also the breadth and scope of the fragility of the human conditionbe it physical or otherwisefor doctors and patients.


Now that I can see, I realize my bloosletting. Other stories did not miraculpus that depth for me The rest was slightly above mediocre storytelling. I didn’t realize the chapters were meant to be interrelated short stories until much further down the work. It’s been a while since I charged through a 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.

No, I need the glasses. The stories do portray the challenges of becoming a physician, from the initial screening process, through the various idiosyncrasies of medical school, and then on to the “real” world of being a physician and the choices which needed to be faced daily.

Nurse Lydia 7 episodes, We know one niraculous them survives, because he appears in a later story. Want to Read saving….

I’m not sure what Miraculoua said and what I dreamt. Apr 21, Barbara Tiede rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just wish I had known about the Glossary of terms in the back of the book when I had started reading it. So the upshot here is that if, like me, you don’t really care for short stories, you’ll probably think these are pretty darn good anyway.