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Atul Gawande Streamed Live From Harvard Tomorrow

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Update, 5/27: In case you missed it live, here's Gawande's full address, as always brilliant in its nuance, detail and sweep. His message: Doctors have historically been trained and indoctrinated to be cowboys, but in the current, shifting medical landscape, they should be more like pit crews.

Surgeon/writer Atul Gawande
Surgeon/writer Atul Gawande

To many of us, Atul Gawande is a god. In fact, given that he does many things simultaneously, and better than a typical mortal can do even one thing, I figure he's one of those many-armed gods — that would explain how he can write definitive pieces on health care for The New Yorker, treat patients at Brigham & Women's Hospital, author books, give speeches — the list goes on. For anyone who shares my incomprehending admiration and wants to hear his latest, Harvard Medical School is scheduled to stream Atul's "Class Day" speech tomorrow live at 2 p.m.. Click here for the link. We'll aim to post highlights here afterward.

This program aired on May 25, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.



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