Easing the odds on the margins – Atul Gawande in The Independent News

Before the introduction of oxygen monitors it was not the surgery that was dangerous, it was the anaesthesia. People would suffocate because they were not getting enough oxygen and you wouldn’t know it till their heart stopped. Sometimes surgeons would look up and say ‘why has the blood turned blue?’ That still happens.”

Read more about Atul Gawande’s development from “professional dilettante”  to surgeon, author, healthcare pioneer and Lifebox lead in Monday’s profile in The Independent News.