Profile: Gawande’s self doubt gives writing nuance

Harvard Magazine‘s Elizabeth Gudrais looks at Dr. Atul Gawande’s Obama-approved work at the New Yorker and explores how and why a Massachusetts endocrine surgeon has become one of the most influential writers in today’s health care reform debate. Gudrais follows his writing career from his start at Slate.com to The New Yorker and the now-infamous town of McAllen, Texas, and examines how Gawande’s own “neurotic self-doubt” has helped his work hit the all the right chords in a nation going through its own period of health care soul-searching.

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