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Do no harm : stories of life, death and brain surgery

By: Marsh, Henry

178022592X / 9781780225920
Paperback
09/10/2014
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United Kingdom
20 cm ix, 277 pages
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Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

'A SUPERB ACHIEVEMENT' IAN MCEWAN* * * * *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. * * * * *Winner:PEN Ackerley Prize South Bank Sky Arts Award for LiteratureShortlisted:Costa Biography AwardDuff Cooper PrizeWellcome Book PrizeGuardian First Book AwardSlightly Foxed Best First Biography PrizeLonglisted:Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

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1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JJP c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period), 3JM 21st century, BM Memoirs, MNN Neurosurgery

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