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Fresh Air, Atul Gawande and Cheryl Bernard

Written by: Terry Gross
Narrated by: Terry Gross
Length: 45 mins

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Surgical resident Atul Gawande and staff writer on medicine and science for The New Yorker and sociologist Cheryl Barnard on this edition of Fresh Air. His new book Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on An Imperfect Science is based on his experiences and what he found up close: "how messy, uncertain, and also surprising medicine turns out to be." Sociologist Cheryl Bernard is the author of the book, Veiled Courage: Inside the Afghan Women's Resistance. Under the Taliban, the group known as RAWA (The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan), educated girls and women in underground schools, ran small businesses, and secretly photographed Taliban beatings and executions. Bernard has worked with the organization for ten years. She is also the wife of an Afghan refugee who is one of President Bush's key Afghanistan advisors. (Broadcast Date: April 17, 2002)
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