And Finally

And Finally: Matters of Life and Death

Hardback Published on: 01/09/2022
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'As a neurosurgeon, I lived in a world filled with fear and suffering, death and cancer. But rarely, if ever, did I think about what it would be like if what I witnessed at work every day happened to me. This book is the story of how I became a patient myself. ' As a retired brain surgeon, Henry Marsh thought he understood illness, but he was unprepared for the impact of his diagnosis of advanced cancer. And Finally explores what happens when someone who has spent a lifetime on the frontline of life and death finds himself contemplating what might be his own death sentence. As he navigates the bewildering transition from doctor to patient, he is haunted by past failures and projects yet to be completed, and frustrated by the inconveniences of illness and old age. But he is also more entranced than ever by the mysteries of science and the brain, the beauty of the natural world and his love for his family. Elegiac, candid, luminous and poignant, And Finally is ultimately not so much a book about death, but a book about life and what matters in the end.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781787331136
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 360g
  • Dimensions: 218 x 142 x 22 mm

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And Finally
An interesting read that felt a little unfocussed maybe
Henry Marsh is now a retired neurosurgeon. He has previously written books on being a brain surgeon and how doctors behave. I for one found "Do No Harm" ... READ MORE
And Finally
Human, compassionate and filled with insight
Henry Marsh is an amazing individual. I enjoyed First Do No Harm which was a brutally honest account of his life. He acknowledged his arrogance and errors... READ MORE
Anita Wallas