These essays are not perfect, and the strengths and weaknesses have been listed where relevant.“I love Scriabin!
Though the surgery began normally, a few hours later, Logan’s blood pressure started dropping, and he became unresponsive to monitoring provided by the surgical neurophysiologist.
As the nurses scrambled to stabilize him, I finally heard the neurosurgeon ask, “Did we lose him? Logan was in the most critical and uncertain situation I could imagine, while the i Pod I had lent him, a reminder of the conversation we had just a few hours earlier, was eerily visible on the other side of the room.
For example, rather than explicitly stating that he did research on Bordetella pertussis, the author tells a story of a patient with Whooping cough and interweaves his research experience there, tying together a message of the future doctor’s interest in translational (from bench to bedside) research.
Similarly, rather than explicitly stating he did experience A, and learned important lesson B and C, these themes are implied more indirectly.