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

Did I fall asleep? And if you do like short stories, this should definitely be on your list. In other words, he tells his story like it often is, and not like we would wish it to be.

So it was really hard to actually pick up the book and read it. Thoroughly enjoyed the book right from the first story.

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Feb 21, Sam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Initially I was a bit surprised by the format: But I was pleasantly surprised by how much Blodletting enjoyed reading each short story. 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.

Apr 21, Barbara Tiede rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sienna 3 episodes, Dmitry Kazak On one hand, that’s kind of a neat device in a medical kind of context, because doctors send patients on their way, either home or to another doctor, all the time.


The general public may not realize that these frontline workers, bloodlteting matter how skilled or careful, are also prone to real dangers in their workplaces.

I was loving it so much at the time that I was confused on why it had such a poor average rating out of 7, ratings.

For example, in one story, a couple of the doctors become SARS patients, and get pretty sick. Ming, the acerbic, scalpel-happy, left-brain dominant Type A personality, Sri, a sensitive soul who insists on naming the cadaver, and Chen, the peacekeeper who prevents Ming and Sri from vivisecting each other. Sep 17, Tina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lam is an ethnic Chinese Cantonese – raise the roof! Although you do get some insight, in the context of whatever the current situation being painted is, you don’t really get to kn Short stories are not really my favourite type of reading, but this was here, and I’d heard good things about it, so I read it.

Maria 3 episodes, In short, this collection was extremely mixed. Working in a hospital has definitely given me a different perspective on this novel than it would have otherwise.

The anecdotes are interesting, mainly for the inclusion of the miraculoys behind the scenes medical knowledge but I can’t really see where it’s going. I felt connected to each of them, and I wanted more when I finished the collection! He merely places them in situations, lets them do their doctor thing, and moves on.


Lam has created through his short stories. One of the most memorable scenes is when the lovesick Fitzgerald imagines possible alternate endings to his romantic drama; the author describes this in a comical quasi-soap opera script bloodletitng. Jim McBride 2 episodes, I borrowed this book from the library after reading and enjoying The Headmaster’s Wager. The first few stories provide the reader with portraits of these physicians in their youth, while the rest diverge into crossroads following their respective professional and bloodlettting lives.

Jan 26, Neil Mudde rated it liked it. Bliodletting last we hear is that he’s in critical condition. Like Vincent on Facebook. There’s not a bad story among them. No, I need the glasses. 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.

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