” question, does not say anything significant about its methodological commitments, and does not even do a good job of explaining how the analyses of the two case studies relate to each other.
In both essays, Gawande works with a problem-solution argumentative structure and uses narrative to complicate that structure.
In “On Washing Hands,” he does not construct a straightforward argument with a straightforward thesis.
In a process of reverse engineering, we’ve identified a set of recurring questions that underlie the strong abstracts that we have published over the years.
You do not need to answer these questions in the order in which we list them here, and you do not need to give them equal time and space, but a good abstract will address all of them.