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Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon

Author: Marsh, Henry

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

Format:Hardcover

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Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon : Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered.<br /><br />Following the publication of his celebrated New York Times bestseller <i>Do No Harm</i>, Marsh retired from his full-time job in England to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. In <i>Admissions</i> he describes the difficulties of working in these troubled, impoverished countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine.<br /><br />Marsh also faces up to the burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering. Unearthing memories of his early days as a medical student, and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon, he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties, and where the overwhelming urge to prolong life can come at a tragic cost for patients and those who love them.<br /><br />Reflecting on what forty years of handling the human brain has taught him, Marsh finds a different purpose in life as he approaches the end of his professional career and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end.


Category   Subject
Science   Life Sciences
Biography & Autobiography   Medical
Medical   Neuroscience

ISBN 13:9781250127266
ISBN 10:1250127262
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:271
Size:8.61" l x 6.14" w x 1.04" h
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