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15th Anniversary of BookTV from 2007: "Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance"

Atul Gawande

About the Program

In April of 2007, surgeon Atul Gawande discussed the challenges that confront his profession. The author explored the malpractice system, doctors' earnings, field surgery in Iraq, doctors' participation in lethal injections, and the influence of money on the medical system.  2013 marks BookTV's 15th anniversary, which debuted on September 12, 1998.

About the Authors

Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande is a general surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of several books, including The Checklist Manifesto.  For more information, visit gawande.com.


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15th Anniversary of BookTV from 2007: "Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, November 3rd at 6pm (ET)
  • Monday, May 28th at 7:32pm (ET)
  • Monday, May 28th at 2:57pm (ET)
  • Sunday, April 22nd at 7pm (ET)
  • Sunday, April 22nd at 11am (ET)
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