Match These Quotes to Famous Medical Books

Ariel Harsinay

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July 30, 2018

The answer is A. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

In this book, Malcolm Galdwell, a current staff writer for The New Yorker, combines his journalistic pursuits with his scientific upbringing. He claims that success is not the sum of all of our talents and decisions, but rather the opportunities for success and the mindset to take advantage of them. Gladwell asserts that we tend to attribute people's success to their personality traits, when often there are situational factors that tend to have a greater influence on the outcomes of their lives. He uses this hypothesis as a way for us to reevaluate the dichotomy between opportunities for children growing up in America, and suggests that rather than glorify statistical outliers we should focus on providing equal opportunities to benefit society. As physician Rashaad Bhyat states in his review of Outliers, "Have you ever encountered an idiot doctor and wondered how he or she made it into medical school? After skimming through Outliers, you won't wonder."[18,19]

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