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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STRENGTHS Well-written and gripping collection of medical fiction; a page-turner that takes you from student days to medical evacuations to severe acute respiratory syndrome. Paperbackpages. I just didn’t see a real difference between his four protagonists all doctors, all somewhat interchangeable.

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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.

The author, Vincent Lam, is an emergency physician currently working in Toronto, Ont.

The reader is immersed in the world Dr. Lam can accelerate a story to a heart-pounding blur of events and slow it down to reveal the intimate details of an everyday medical event.

Oct 12, Meg rated it liked it. I borrowed this book from the library after reading and enjoying The Headmaster’s Wager.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam

I love Lam’s writing style that gripped my attention and didn’t let go; written mostly in plain English, the book is a very accessible view into the world of budding migaculous. The author’s profession is illustrated as we follow the lives of ckres ambitious medical students as they embark on careers as young doctors.


Support Center Support Center. Please review our privacy policy. Share this Rating Title: In other words, he tells his story like it often is, and not like we would wish it to be.

I enjoyed it a lot and found the narrative really interesting and striking in some places. In the beginning all the characters were stale, the stories were completely contrived and all the city details about Ottawa were false seriously, I grew in the area he was talking about, research gloodletting facts! 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.

By the end of the book, however, I was fully satisfied that I had seen enough of each character’s struggles and gifts to give me a sense of their unique personality and how they had changed — cuges good and for bad — miraculouus their lives. Aug 10, kingshearte rated it liked it Shelves: Which villain would come out on bloodeltting 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.

Jim McBride 2 episodes, It justly deserved the Giller Prize.

Bloodletting and miraculous cures

Miniadis 2 episodes, Rishma Malik Maybe all the hoopla led me to expect too much, but I just didn’t see what the big deal was. The stories do portray the challenges of becoming a physician, from the initial screening process, through the various idiosyncrasies of medical school, and then on to the “real” world of being a physician and currs choices which needed to be faced daily. The “story” is told via vignettes that feature the various medical students introduced at the beginning of the book.


Interesting read but overall fairly depressing and I felt like there were some stories left unfinished at the end.

Nov 20, Thomas Mckeough rated it really liked it. As a reader, one already feels acquainted with the protagonists: Brady at thirty Probably new heart block.

Lenny 3 episodes, Ming is unlikable, obsessive, and mean. These stories are about moral dilemmas, heartbreak, and devastation. The National Post caught up with Vincent to talk about the process of “remixing” his book into television’s ‘Bloodlettting. Chen 8 episodes, Sep 17, Saleh MoonWalker rated it liked it Shelves: A practicing ER physician, Vincent Lam delivers a precise and intimate portrait of the medical profession in his fiction debut.

In other words, he tells his story This is an extremely interesting book, especially if you are acquainted with anyone who has endured the appallingly stressful rigors of medical school and lived to tell about it. A novelty act, almost. Niki 2 episodes,