Do No Harm
Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery
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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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Loved it! Great insight into neurology! 👌
I am someone who has not read any literature in about 6 years but read this book in under a week. As a medical student myself, although one with no interest in surgery, I found it compelling reading and identified with Mr Marsh's tails of hospital hierachy and politics. A fascinating insight into his career with an honest scinicism throughout.
Primum non noci
What a wonderful, scary, funny, upsetting, touching engrossing, and utterly unputdownable book. What a career, life, and point of view. A privilege to read.
If you read nothing else this year, read this.