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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Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Sep 17, Saleh MoonWalker rated it liked it Shelves: Lam, sorry Giller Prize panel. I’m not sure what I said and what I dreamt. Sep 17, Graham Wilhauk rated it liked it Shelves: Initially I was a bit surprised by the format: Apr 18, Allegra S rated it did not like it Shelves: Bloodletting is completely unique.

Of course I did – that strange instant sleep I can’t remember happening, where one second I had the awareness of waterfalls and curtains, the now this fuzzy face-voice. Miniadis 2 episodes, Rishma Malik My feet night-swollen, I stuff my wallet, my Palm Pilot into pockets. The author’s profession is illustrated as we follow the lives of four ambitious medical students as they embark on careers as young doctors.

Narrative treatment of SARS emph These connected short stories explore the journeys of four medical students as they face mortality and other human limitations while the wounded constantly demand they stretch these barriers. The interconnected stories in this collection follow four doctors through various stages in their careers, as their lives This book has been sitting on my shelves for the better part of a decade.


Now that I can see, I realize my headache.

Bloodletting and miraculous cures

Ming 8 episodes, The book humanises doctors, who seem to always have to act their roles in front of everyone they encounter an idea from the book blodoletting, and shows readers that doctors are much more than just their title. I pad around until I feel the wire of my glasses. It did rebound a little bit at the end when things started to wrap up, but the middle chunk and the last story itself were incredibly poor.

Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Deals with mortality, complexities on medicine, alcoholism and lost loves Characters have great dimension and are very real. Support Center Support Center. In short, this collection was extremely mixed. I was frustrated by a lack of a cohesive or redemptive theme, by the unsatisfying conclusions of some stories, and by certain dark story lines.

Reading this book was time well spent. Everything flows together beautifully.

Other stories did not get that depth for me Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Reviewed by Jennifer Clara Tang. Just be prepared to be shocked. Start your free trial. My favourite stories were the first three, I felt there was more care and craft in them. Because their motivations were clean, they were certain they deserved it more than those among them.

Also, I didn’t care for any of them. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License, which permits for noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any digital medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not altered in any way.

Books by Vincent Lam. I just wish I had known about the Glossary of terms in the back of the book when I had started reading it.


This book was so good and so disappointing at the same time. The story is what really makes it amazing. It was actually really good, despite having won a Canadian miracu,ous award.

Pressure of fifty on nothing, ETA three minutes. Jul 30, Lyn Zuberbuhler rated it really liked it. The writing itself is plain but plain-plain, not stylistically so and lacks any real sense of style or personality. The end of the book was more interesting than the beginning. Defining stethoscope, for instance. Ming and Janice achieve their goal of stretching human pain and trust thresholds by sort of going with the flow.

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It’s Grey’s Anatomy set in a hospital in Toronto. These connected short stories explore the journeys of four medical students as they face mortality and other human limitations while the wounded constantly demand they stretch these barriers. They fall in love as they study for their exams, face moral dilemmas as they split open cadavers, confront police who rough up their patients, and treat schizophrenics with pathologies similar to their own.

Niki 2 episodes, Stuart Hughes The first few stories cjres the reader with portraits of these physicians in their youth, while the rest miraculouss into crossroads following their respective professional and personal lives. So in that respect, I didn’t mind it.