Do No Harm
Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery
by Henry Marsh
Every day, highly-skilled neurosurgeons take the lives of complete strangers into their hands, knowing that one false move could mean death or worse. The job of a neurosurgeon is unlike any other, and in Do No Harm, you'll get an unprecedented look at these extraordinary doctors, through the eyes of a veteran of the profession.
Neurosurgeons cut and probe into the very organ that makes us think, defines our actions and lets us experience the world. The job comes with incredible amounts of responsibility and pressure, and Do No Harm is a rare look into the work and lives of the people who take that pressure on daily. Raw and honest, this book is a true picture of the highs and lows that come with one of the most demanding professions in the world.
You will learn:
- Why surgeons deliberately distance themselves from their patients
- How one small mistake can cost a patient the use of their senses
- Why a neurosurgeon's work can have a profound effect on their personality outside of the job.