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Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery (Paperback)

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD AND THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION

What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences when it all goes wrong? DO NO HARM offers an unforgettable insight into the highs and lows of a life dedicated to operating on the human brain, in all its exquisite complexity. With astonishing candour and compassion, Henry Marsh reveals the exhilarating drama of surgery, the chaos and confusion of a busy modern hospital, and above all the need for hope when faced with life's most agonising decisions.

BiographyBiography: generalBiographyMemoirsMedical & VeterinarySurgeryNeurosurgery Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 09/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9781780225920  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Henry Marsh read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University before studying medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1984 and was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley's/St George's Hospital in London in 1987, where he still works full time. He has been the subject of two major documentary films, YOUR LIFE IN THEIR HANDS, which won the ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY GOLD MEDAL, and THE ENGLISH SURGEON, featuring his work in the Ukraine, which won an EMMY. He was made a CBE in 2010. He is married to the anthropologist and writer Kate Fox. Visit his website at http://www.theenglishsurgeon.com/

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I very much enjoyed "Do no Harm". The view from a professional working in such a complex and critical area of surgery was fascinating as were his insights on the NHS.

- 13/02/2016
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Henry Marsh works in a profession in which a slip of a scalpel could alter someone’s thoughts feelings and personalities forever – this memoir of the successes and failures, frustrations and wonders of a career in neurosurgery really is a compelling read, and through it all the author never loses sight of the individuals who are hidden within the matter of the brain.

Ben, Web Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 03/09/2015

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