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Forgive and Remember

Managing Medical Failure, 2nd Edition

On its initial publication, Forgive and Remember emerged as the definitive study of the training and lives of young surgeons. Now with an extensive new preface, epilogue, and appendix by the author, reflecting on the changes that have taken place since the book’s original publication, this updated second edition of Charles L. Bosk’s classic study is as timely as ever.

301 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1979, 2003

Sociology: General Sociology, Medical Sociology

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition: A Sociologist Puts on the Hair Shirt
1. Introduction
2. Error, Rank, and Responsibility
3. Routine Surveillance as Social Control
4. The Legitimation of Attending Authority
5. Climbing the Pyramid: Professional Control and Moral Identity
6. Conclusion
Appendix: The Field-Worker and the Surgeon

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