Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures is a short story collection by Vincent Lam, published in 2006. The book, inspired by Lam's own experiences in medical school and as a professional physician, is a volume of interconnected short stories about the lives and relationships of Fitzgerald, Ming, Chen and Sri, four young medical students in Toronto.

Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures
AuthorVincent Lam
GenreLiterary fiction
PublisherDoubleday in Canada
Weinstein Books in the US
Publication date
January 17, 2006
ISBN978-0-385-66143-0 (Doubleday)
ISBN 978-1-60286-000-1 (Weinstein Books)

Bloodletting won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize.[1]

Television adaptation

On November 10, 2006, Canadian production company Shaftesbury Films announced a deal with Lam to adapt the book into an eight-episode television series. According to TMN spokesperson Michelle Marion, "ER is a medical drama for conventional television. Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures is a medical drama for pay television."[2]

The series went into production in 2009, and debuted in January 2010 on The Movie Network and Movie Central's multiplex service, HBO Canada. The show's cast includes Shawn Ashmore as Fitz, Mayko Nguyen as Ming, Keon Mohajeri as Sri, and Byron Mann as Chen. Jason Sherman wrote the teleplay.[3] Guest stars include Tatiana Maslany, Zoie Palmer, and William Ellis.

SeasonEpisodeTitleOriginal air date
11"How to Get Ahead in Medical School"10 January 2010
12"The Missing Years"17 January 2010
13"Code Clock"24 January 2010
14"Family Practice"31 January 2010
15"Unhappy Endings"7 February 2010
16"All Souls"14 February 2010
17"Isolation"21 February 2010
18"Complications"28 February 2010

International broadcasts

CountryChannelPremiere dateTimeslot
 AustraliaUniversal ChannelJuly 7, 2010Wednesday 7:30pm
 New ZealandChoiceTVApril 29, 2012Sunday 8:30pm


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