publication date: Friday, June 12, 2015 (part of Summer 2015)

category: Medicine

clue: This surgeon's notes and checklists have become best-selling books about what it's like to be mortal.

explanation: Gawande authored Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance,, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, Mike Eberhart, and Aaron Shurtleff


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