Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery
Winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gbelik - www.librarything.com
This seems like a very honest book. While acknowledging the power and thus arrogance that comes with successfully working at the edge of his patient's life and consciousness, he is aware of the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - neurodrew - LibraryThing
My transgender migraine patient loaned me this book, having been impressed by the frankness and tone of the book. This is an autobiographical recounting of many cases operated on by the neurosurgeon ... Read full review