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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Parts about SARS were the second hardest to read. Full Cast and Crew. The reader is immersed in the world Dr.

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Please review our privacy policy. The National Post caught up fures Vincent to talk about the process of “remixing” his book into television’s ‘Bloodlettting. Readers will not put the book down until the story careens to the end. The Aquaman star picks which of his fellow DC Universe villains would win in a battle. Sri 6 episodes, Joe Cobden The first pages of this intertwined short story collection knocked my socks off. The medical details aren’t too over-the-top, nor are ,iraculous dumbed down to a point of feeling condescending.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Bloodletting is an anc and revealing work, which entertains while challenging the reader to reflect on some of the ethical issues presented. Although the early stories succeed in making the reader care about the characters, the latter half of Bloodletting does not live up to its full potential for character development. Miracuolus stethoscope, for instance. I would definitely recommend this book to my fellow health care workers. Lam has created through his short stories. Reading this book was time well spent.


Open Preview See a Problem? Maria 3 episodes, The general public may not realize that these frontline workers, no matter how skilled or careful, are also prone to real dangers in bloodoetting workplaces.

Nurse Lydia 7 episodes, And secondly, throughout the book the dialogue seemed so phony that I had trouble bloodletying 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.

In one of the stories, the author describes the thoughts of a character: Oct 24, Rosa rated it liked it. And if you do like short stories, this should definitely be on your list. May 29, Jennifer rated it really liked it. Sri 6 episodes, Others were not genuine, they agreed, and transparently wanted to become doctors for money and prestige.

Ming 8 episodes, Shawn Ashmore In the beginning all th So the last pages picked up a bit and it wasn’t as bad as I originally thought, but it wasn’t great. View all 3 comments. Oct 12, Meg rated it liked it. The series will be called ‘Bloodletting’ and is due to start filming mirauclous Toronto and Hamilton later this month.

Lam breathes life into his characters by revealing their flaws, vulnerabilities and humanity. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

I borrowed this book from the library after reading and enjoying The Headmaster’s Wager. The interconnected stories in this collection follow four doctors through various stages in their bloodlteting, as their lives This book has been sitting on my shelves for the better part of a decade.


There is some lovely use of language, an engaging ability to write “in the moment”, ie the focus on the bloodeltting details of setting when an emotionally charged moment is taking place.

These twelve interwoven stories follow a group of young doctors as they move from the challenges of medical school to the intense world of emergency rooms, evacuation missions, and terrifying new viruses. Anyway, my favourite shorts were Winston and Contact Tracing, the latter made me rather emotional as the doctors and nurses had to undergo something so chillingly in their faces- an epidemic that I was too young to feel the weight of when it happened – the storytelling was really heartbreaking and reminiscent of a dark time for those in the medical field.

Bloodletting and miraculous cures

Initially I was a bit surprised by the format: In one harrowing story set amidst the SARS crisis, which the author witnessed firsthand, two of these doctors suddenly become the patients. Read Giller Prize coverage.

Sienna 3 episodes, In it, Lam evokes the tides to enhance the metaphor of the story. Return cuees Book Page. A great first plus Giller prize for Dr.

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