Monday Mornings: A Novel Credit: By Sanjay Gupta, MD
“Monday Mornings” is Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s first novel. The title refers to the Monday morning meeting that surgeons attend where they justify the life and death decisions they have made during recent operations. Dr. Gupta, best known as CNN’s chief medical correspondent and a practicing neurosurgeon himself provides a unique looks into the high-pressure world of modern medicine. Surgeons make mistakes and sometimes people die because of those mistakes. The Monday morning meetings or Morbidity and Mortality conferences take place in the utmost secrecy in which surgeons must answer for bad outcomes. Gupta pulls back the curtain on this process and reveals the lives of five surgeons as the push the limits of their abilities to cope with their personal and professional failings.
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