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AuthorHenry Marsh

NarratorHenry Marsh

Duration7h 47m

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, Biography and Autobiography

PublisherOrion

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Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical front line. Prompted by his retirement from his full-time job in the NHS, and through his continuing work in Nepal and Ukraine, Henry has been forced to reflect more deeply about what 40 years spent handling the human brain has taught him. Moving between encounters with patients in his London hospital to those he treats in the more extreme circumstances of his work abroad, Henry faces up to the overwhelming burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering. Unearthing memories of his early days as a medical student and the experiences that shaped him as a young surgeon, he explores the difficulties of a profession that deals in probabilities rather than certainties. In this searing, provocative and deeply personal memoir, the best-selling author of Do No Harm finds a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end.

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