Stephanie A Nixon: ac. Part-time writer and full-time emergency-room physician in Toronto, Vincent Lam paints a three-dimensional portrait of physicians grappling with inner struggles, ethical dilemmas and hospital-room obscurities. The collection follows four Toronto doctors — Ming, Sri, Fitzgerald, and Chen — from hopeful undergrads to medical trainees to seasoned physicians. The doctors in Bloodletting practice medicine; they do not perfect it. They guess at the effects of their actions.
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Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize Amazon. It adds up to a running start at a high-voltage literary career. The writing is often lovely. The advantage of fiction? Here, even the medical failures come to life, vividly. What makes Bloodletting so remarkable is its depth.
Lam entertains and educates with fluidity and style, and that just might be a miraculous cure of the literary kind. The balancing act never stops. Tender insight into the fascinating emotional and social implications of a career that is, inherently, so much more than a job. His fresh and stunning talent will satisfy all readers who hunger for powerful stories. Trained in Toronto, he was an emergency physician for thirteen years. He is now an addictions medicine physician, the Medical Director of the Coderix Medical Clinic, and a lecturer at the University of Toronto.
He is also the co-author of The Flu Pandemic and You, which received an award from the American Medical Writers Association in , and author of a biography of Tommy Douglas, published as part of the Extraordinary Canadians series. Lam and his family live in Toronto.
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