Gabriel Weston was born in 1970. She went to Edinburgh University to read English and from there to medical school in London. She graduated as a doctor in 2000 and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2003. She now works as a part-time ENT surgeon. She lives in London with her husband and two children.
Readers curious about the training and professional development of surgeons will revel in this intriguing memoir. A member of Britain's Royal College of Surgeons, first-time writer Weston candidly reveals her early missteps and the lessons she extracted from them. This former literature student writes beautifully, displaying an Annie Dillard-like talent for observing details and unraveling their larger implications. Readalike: Atul Gawande's Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance and Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science. See also Julie Holland's Weekends at Bellevue, above.-Lynne Maxwell, Villanova Univ. Sch. of Law Lib., PA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.