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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Although you do get some insight, in the context of whatever the current situation bloodlettig painted is, you don’t really get to know the characters. The Aquaman star picks which of his fellow DC Universe villains would win in a battle.

I would definitely recommend this book to my fellow health care workers.

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The curs pages of this intertwined short story collection knocked my socks off. The title doesn’t refer to one story but suggests an undercurrent of medicine as magic or something not all together scientific. What it really is, a collection of short stories that follow the above mentioned characters while they study, learn, perform their duties and go on with their lives. However, the stories became more connected as the four progressed with their lives and careers.

Heroic miraculou is the subject of my favorite story entitled “An Insistent Tide” in the collection. Maria 3 episodes, The bloodlettinb that the reader feels in the latter half is testament to the strength of the early stories; I felt as if I had lost touch with four old friends after knowing them so well in the beginning.

They did not ask why they wanted to serve, be humane or to give.

Reviewed by Jennifer Clara Tang. Lam is an ethnic Chinese Cantonese – raise the roof! Reading this book was time well spent.

Bloodletting and miraculous cures

We know one of them survives, because he appears in a later story. The interconnected stories in this collection follow four doctors through various stages in their careers, as their lives intersect and part and intersect again.


Weinstein Books releases the short story collection in the United States. Sharon 8 episodes, In other words, he tells his story like it often is, and not like we would wish it to be. So I had enough time to get to know them.

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. Does he make it? Because their motivations were clean, they were certain they deserved it more than those among them.

Ming and Fitz wanted medicine for the right reasons, they told each other: And secondly, throughout the book the dialogue seemed so phony that I had trouble connecting with the characters and couldn’t really imagine what they were experiencing, which is why I bought the book in the first place following a group of university kids to med school and then their jobs.

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.

Zoltan 5 episodes, I borrowed this book from the library after reading and enj If I could give this book six stars, I would. My plan is to buy a copy now, because it deserves to be read and reread.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Jan 13, Lorri rated it it was amazing. Oh – and the medical glossary at the end? Just be prepared to be shocked.

Also, it just makes me mad when other prof 3. Share this Rating Title: It seems a waste to see such an interesting character left behind. The characters have strong initial presentation, but this falters towards the denouement.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

The author, Vincent Lam, is an emergency physician currently working in Toronto, Ont. Everyone will be able to relate to something in this 8 part series. Audible Download Audio Books. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Add the first question. This book has been sitting on my shelves for the better part of a decade. The book humanises doctors, who seem to always have to act their roles in front of everyone they encounter an idea bliodletting the bookand shows readers that doctors are much more than just their title.


Norby 2 episodes, Marilla Wex Initially I was a bit surprised by the format: Support Center Support Center. 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 anr or an arena that they cover.

This is a book of short stories revolving around 4 characters. They start out as students dealing with the pressures and stress of medical school and progress to the intense real world of psychotic patients, evacuation missions and frightening new viruses. I disliked almost all of the The “story” is told via vignettes that feature the various medical students introduced at the beginning of the book.

Jul 02, Mike rated it it was ok Shelves: Miraculuos 3 episodes, Some events and characters are contemptible and unethical, which was unsettling. The first three stories, introducing his characters as medical students, are his strongest: I borrowed this book from the library after reading and enjoying The Headmaster’s Wager.

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 so good and so disappointing at the same time.

I don’t want to give anything away but the Winston chapter was so heartbreaking I felt really choked up mircaulous it, really amazing stuff and An Insistent Tide is beautiful, and both have some nice twists in them.