Forgive and Remember Managing Medical Failure, 2nd Edition
by Charles L. Bosk
University of Chicago Press, 2003
Paper: 978-0-226-06678-3 | Electronic: 978-0-226-92468-7
DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226924687.001.0001
ABOUT THIS BOOKAUTHOR BIOGRAPHYTABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Charles L. Bosk is a professor of sociology and medical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of All God's Mistakes: Genetic Counseling in a Pediatric Hospital, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Preface to the Second Edition: A Sociologist Puts on the Hair Shirt

One. Introduction

Two. Error, Rank, and Responsibiltiy

Three. Routine Surveillance as Social Control

Four. The Legitimation of Attending Authority

Five. Climbing the Pyramid: Professional Control and Moral Identity

Six. Conclusion

Appendix: The Field-Worker and the Surgeon

An Amended Appendix: An Ethnographer's Apology, a Bioethicist's Lament— The Surgeon and the Sociologist Revisited

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Index