Do No Harm by Henry Marsh audiobook

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery

By Henry Marsh
Read by Jim Barclay

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665154420

  • ISBN: 9781665154406

  • ISBN: 9781665154413

Runtime: 9.56 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2015 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

A New York Times bestseller

An Economist Best Book of 2015

A 2015 Financial Times Best Book of the Year

Winner of the PEN/Ackerley Prize

Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award

Shortlisted for the Costa Book Award

Finalist for the Duff Cooper Prize

Finalist for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize

Longlisted for the 2016 Carnegie Medal for Literaturefor Nonfiction

Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction

A Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015 for Nonfiction

Longlisted for both the Guardian First Book Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, Do No Harm ranks alongside the work of Atul Gawande, Jerome Groopman, and Oliver Sacks.

With compassion and candor, leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reveals the fierce joy of operating, the profoundly moving triumphs, the harrowing disasters, the haunting regrets, and the moments of black humor that characterize a brain surgeon's life. If you believe that brain surgery is a precise and exquisite craft, practiced by calm and detached surgeons, this gripping, brutally honest account will make you think again.

Henry Marsh studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1984 and was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley's/St George's Hospital in London in 1987. He has been the subject of two major documentary films, Your Life in Their Hands, which won the Royal Television Society Gold Medal, and The English Surgeon, which won an Emmy. He was made a CBE in 2010. He is married to the anthropologist and writer Kate Fox.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Delivers plenty of hospital drama. Yet what sticks with you are the moments when the lens flips and…you’re gaining insight into life itself.” Wall Street Journal
“Riveting…[Marsh] gives us an extraordinarily intimate, compassionate, and sometimes frightening understanding of his vocation.” New York Times
“His love for brain surgery and his patients shines through, but the specialty—shrouded in secrecy and mystique when he entered it—has now firmly had the rug pulled out from under it. We should thank Henry Marsh for that.” Times (London)
“A surprising page-turner…[a] fascinating blend of derring-do and humble pie…Marsh’s prose is elegant and seasoned, with no false bravado…Marsh’s gift for words helps him share his sense of wonder with his readers.” Seattle Times
“One of the best books ever about a life in medicine, Do No Harm boldly and gracefully exposes the vulnerability and painful privilege of being a physician.” Booklist (starred review)
“Marsh reveals both a ‘weary and knowing skepticism’ and a striking determination to help the desperately ill despite the uncertainties…This thoughtful doctor provides a highly personal and fascinating look inside the elite world of neurosurgery, appraising both its amazing successes as well as its sobering failures.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Jim Barclay’s authoritative British-accented narration is befitting for the purveyor of delicate and exacting medical procedures.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Henry Marsh

Author Bio: Henry Marsh

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Author Bio: Henry Marsh

Author Bio: Henry  Marsh

Henry Marsh studied medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1984, and was appointed consultant neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley’s/St George’s Hospital in London in 1987. He has been the subject of two major documentary films, Your Life in Their Hands, which won the Royal Television Society Gold Medal, and The English Surgeon, which won an Emmy. He is married to the anthropologist and writer Kate Fox.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.56
Audience: Adult
Language: English