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The much-adored author of the Checkslist Manifesto set the Twitterverse afire with news he was plunging into the 140-and-under set.





The Centre Daily Times reporter put his enthusiasm plainly


Atul Gawande is now on twitter. Twitter is now awesome.less than a minute ago via web


Musician Robinson Meyer was unrestrained in his criticism

.@Atul_Gawande is what, five tweets in to his career? And he's already proved to be just as eloquent in tweets as he is in longer works.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone


Yes! Editor Brooke Jarvis was equally thrilled

Hey, @Atul_Gawande is on Twitter! Follow for some extremely sensible medical journalism.less than a minute ago via web



Healthcare communications
director Jennifer Trott provided a shout-out from the field

Three days on twitter and @Atul_Gawande has over 1,500 followers. Not bad for a health care guy ; )less than a minute ago via web



The New Yorker, as expected,  kept it classy

Everyone: welcome staff writer @Atul_Gawande to twitter with a follow! Or follow the list @NewYorker/newyorkerwriters for all your favoritesless than a minute ago via web


Gawande's latest post, however, was all business

Obama: "I believe we can be better. Those who died here, those who saved lives here--they help me believe." They help us all. And so did he.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPad

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