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Advance praise for "A Fullness of Uncertain Significance" - Carol Scott-Conner, MD PhD

Updated: Aug 18, 2021

The words “clarity” and “grace” take on heightened significance in this honest yet lyrical set of essays by Bruce Campbell. The immediacy and intensity of these stories immediately swept me into the consulting room and OR. I felt as if I were a privileged witness to an almost sacred encounter between surgeon and patient. Subtle language lays bare a primal

relationship. It is impossible to read this book and not be changed by the experience.

—Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Surgery at University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and author of A Few Small Moments: Short Stories

From Dr. Campbell:

Dr. Scott-Conner is a powerhouse! I first met her at the University of Iowa at a conference on the intersection of narrative and medicine where I was surprised and encouraged to meet her as well as other accomplished surgeon-writers including Dr. Bud Shaw and the late Dr. Kimberly Ephgrave. In addition to having been chair of the University of Iowa's Department of Surgery, Dr. Scott-Conner is an accomplished writer of narrative works, research papers, and surgical textbooks. She is also the fiction editor of the Examined Life Journal. During her teaching sessions on writing, I sense that she brings her natural curiosity as well as her ability to focus on the technical aspects of her craft to bear on her writing. Is there anything she doesn't do well?

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