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Publisher Description

Winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature

Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award; Duff Cooper Prize; Wellcome Book Prize; Guardian First Book Award; and Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize

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.

GENRE
Biography
RELEASED
2014
March 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orion
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

ego lego ,

Do no harm

A riveting account of the mechanics and experience of brain surgery from the surgeon’s point of view. Henry Marsh is unafraid to be human, he hopes and despairs, shows extraordinary generosity, loses his cool and regrets it, forgives. His story is the antithesis of the managerialism he shows infecting his hospital; duty he reminds us is a virtue that comes from within.

Unclesuperfly ,

Superb

I could have read more and more of this man's life in all his frailties and genius. Glad that there is another volume of memoirs.

Johnandlynne ,

Brilliant

Excellent book could not put it down this man had to play God every day and he is only human. I'm sure his successes outweigh the failures. Can't wait for the follow up book.

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