Brain Doctors - Netflix

Documentary filming the work of the neurosurgeons at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital over seven months and meeting the patients whose lives depend on their skill.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2013-02-06

Brain Doctors - Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science - Netflix

Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science is a nonfiction book collection of essays written by the American surgeon Atul Gawande. Gawande wrote this during his general surgery residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and was published in 2002 by Picador. The book is divided into three sections: Fallibility, Mystery, and Uncertainty, all going in depth into the problems physicians may face when practicing a variety of procedures in medicine. Each of these sections puts forth different challenges doctors must face that make them imperfect and errant, resulting in the inevitable occurrence of errors.

Brain Doctors - Background - Netflix

Atul Gawande wrote the Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science during his surgical residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Working approximately 110 hours a week, Gawande would have to leave his writing of his essays for the nighttime and the weekends. Although the amount of time Gawande would spend working made it more difficult to complete his writing projects, this large workload allowed him to be exposed to more experiences. Before the publication of Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science, Gawande published some of the essays on The New Yorker, including The Pain Perplex, When Doctors Make Mistakes, A Queasy Feeling, Whose Body Is It, Anyway?, When Good Doctors Go Bad, Crimson Tide, Final Cut, and The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Eating. The Dead Baby Mystery was also published prior to the release of Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science on Slate magazine.

Brain Doctors - References - Netflix