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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

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(352 Pages)
Product Number: LP4196
Released: 01 Dec, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510089969
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline, and his love of neurosurgery has never wavered. After retiring from the NHS Marsh carried out pro-bono work in Ukraine and Nepal; in Admissions Marsh describes the difficulties of working in these impoverished countries, and the insights it has given him into the practice of medicine. Further unearthing memories of his early days as a medical student, he explores the difficulties of dealing in probabilities rather than certainties, and how the overwhelming urge to prolong life can come at a tragic cost for patients and those who love them.

Author(s): Henry Marsh
Original Publish Date: 01 Dec, 2017

Professional reviews

""Sensational...Marsh is curmudgeonly, unflinching, clinical, competitive, often contemptuous and consistently curious. In Admissions he scrubs up just as well the second time around and continues to revel in his joyous candour"- THE SUNDAY TIMES "Disarmingly frank storytelling...his reflections on death and dying equal those in Atul Gawande's excellent Being Mortal." ?THE ECONOMIST The bestselling author of Do No Harm finds new purpose in his own life as he approaches the end of his professional career, and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end."

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