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December 7, 2004

BehindTheMedspeak: What happens when you find out your doctor's in the bottom half of the bell curve?


Guess what: half of the people on the planet are going to be faced with precisely this fact.

'Cause unlike in Lake Wobegon, in Lake Medbegone, half the doctors are indeed below average.

Atul Gawande, a surgeon who writes for the New Yorker, has given us his best work yet, an article in the December 6 issue of the magazine that explores exactly what happens when this dirty little secret gets out.

Hint: it's not pretty.

If the above link to the story doesn't work, try this one.

[via TB]

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Wow. An amazingly great article. Scary, but amazingly great.

Posted by: Craig | Dec 7, 2004 10:30:08 PM

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