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    I love autobiographies Sometimes one identifies strongly with the writer and the reading process feels uite seamless Then there are ot

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    Brain surgeon Henry Marsh’s first book Do No Harm was one of my favorite reads of 2015 Admissions serves as a sort of seuel recording Marsh’s last few weeks at his London hospital and the projects that have dri

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    Nearing the end of his career neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reflects on a life in surgeryMarsh read Politics Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University before studying medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London graduating in 1979 He became a

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    It's been some time since I read Henry Marsh's wonderful and compelling memoir of his life in neurosurgery Do No Harm I had hoped to re read it prior to starting his new one Admissions but I didn't manage it I'd ordered the book from Britain

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    Another book by Henry Marsh that puts you into the life and death brain surgeries that he performs This one is near the ending of h

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    I have been in SUCH a reading funk since the holidays I literally have like three books going two lined up in my book bag three on hold I am struggling to finish reading ANYTHING I did not struggle with this book because it was bad or not written well In fact it was written surprisingly well for someone who is not first and foremost a writer I shouldn't be surprised by that Just because I'm incapable of being good at both sciencemath stu

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    A thought provoking and ultimately touching seuel to the authors debut memoir Do No Harm This however focuses on his caree

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    I won an ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway It's apparently due to be published in October of 2017 A bookmark that came with it urges me

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    This book offers fascinating insights into life as a brain surgeon while also offering life lessons about the fragility of life as well as how to face death with dignity I will definitely read the author's other book as well soon

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    Should definitely be read as of a biography than as a continuation of his first book Do No Harm I found the stories of various operations both in the UK and Ukraine really interesting but found myself skipping over life in Nepal and the renovations to the house he decided to make over

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Ongar la vida al precio ue sea implica un sufrimiento innecesario para los pacientes y sus familiasAsí pues la voz íntima y generosa de Henry Marsh compone un ideario humanista ue nos aporta nuevas razones para dotar de sentido a la existencia Su visión de la realidad rigurosa pero afable es un bálsamo en un ámbito el de la medicina y la sanidad cada día más impersonal e hipertecnificado y nos ayuda a reflexionar sobre lo ue de verdad importa Confesiones es sin duda un libro imprescindibl. I won an ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway It s apparently due to be published in October of 2017 A bookmark that came with it urges me to include stmartinspress in my review so consider it doneYet another book where the title sums it up succinctly than I ever could Henry Marsh is indeed a brain surgeon presumably retired by now and this is actually his second volume of memoirs Do No Harm was the first The book was fascinating Marsh writes well with great candor and an eye for detail I have never been a surgeon of any description but have a newfound respect for the profession I had a vague idea as do probably most of us informed by various movies and TV shows and so on over the years But thanks to this book I have a somewhat realistic mental picture of the decisions that must be made and of the general complexities of the jobIt s not all brain surgery Marsh also writes about his off hours his hopes and fears concerning his approaching retirement his memories The book reminds me in some ways of James Herriot s work All Creatures Great and Small and the rest There s the same lovingly detailed descriptions of a life and career a similar warmth and humanity Herriot s work has perhaps humor but Marsh s has insight and introspection It s a book well worth your time and I recommend it highly

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Con la publicación de Ante todo no hagas daño el eminente neurocirujano británico Henry Marsh conmovió a lectores de todo el mundo al relatar en primera persona su dilatada experiencia clínica en una de las especialidades menos conocidas de la práctica médica En un inusitado gesto de valentía y honestidad intelectual reveló sin ambages las dos caras de una profesión ue suscita un abanico de emociones intensas desde momentos de máxima exaltación hasta fracasos devastadoresEn este libr. Brain surgeon Henry Marsh s first book Do No Harm was one of my favorite reads of 2015 Admissions serves as a sort of seuel recording Marsh s last few weeks at his London hospital and the projects that have driven him during his first years of retirement woodworking renovating a derelict lock keeper s cottage by the canal in Oxford and yet neurosurgery on medical missions to Nepal and the Ukraine But he also ranges widely over his past recalling cases from his early years in medicine as well as from recent memory and describing his schooling and his parents If I were being unkind I might say that this feels like a collection of leftover incidents from the previous book projectHowever the life of a brain surgeon is so undeniably exciting that even if these stories are the scraps they are delicious ones The title has a double meaning of course referring not only to the patients who are admitted to the hospital but also to a surgeon s confessions And there are certainly many cases Marsh regrets including operating on the wrong side in a trapped nerve patient failing to spot that a patient was on the verge of a diabetic coma before surgery and a young woman going blind after an operation in the Ukraine Often there is no clear right decision though operating or not operating could lead to eual damageOnce again I was struck by Marsh s trenchant humor he recognizes the absurdities as well as the injustices of life In Houston he taught on a neurosurgery workshop in which students created and then treated aneurysms in live pigs When asked Professor can you give us some surgical pearls he thought a little apologetically of the swine in the nearby bay undergoing surgery A year or so later discussing the case of a twenty two year old with a fractured spine he bitterly says Christopher Reeve was a millionaire and lived in America and he eventually died from complications so what chance a poor peasant in Nepal Although some slightly odd structural decisions have gone into this book the narrative keeps jumping back to Nepal and the Ukraine and a late chapter called Memory is particularly scattered in focus I still thoroughly enjoyed reading of Marsh s anecdotes The final chapter is suitably melancholy with its sense of winding down capturing not just the somewhat slower pace of his retired life but also his awareness of the inevitable approach of death Recalling two particularly hideous deaths he observed in his first years as a doctor he lends theoretical approval for euthanasia as a way of maintaining dignity until the endWhat I most admire about Marsh s writing is how he blends realism and wonder When my brain dies I will die I am a transient electrochemical dance made of myriad bits of information he recognizes But that doesn t deter him from producing lyrical passages like this one The white corpus callosum came into view at the floor of the chasm like a white beach between two cliffs Running along it like two rivers were the anterior cerebral arteries one on other side bright red pulsing gently with the heartbeat I highly recommend his work to readers of Atul Gawande and Paul KalanithiOriginally published with images on my blog Bookish Beck

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O tan apasionante como el anterior el doctor Marsh retirado ya tras haber ejercido durante más de tres décadas en un hospital público de Londres comparte vivencias de su etapa de estudiante de los casos más impactantes de sus primeros años y también de su labor altruista en Nepal y Ucrania llevada a cabo en unas condiciones especialmente precarias Marsh desgrana un episodio tras otro pintando un fresco memorable de un oficio colmado de incertidumbres y en el ue a menudo el empeño por prol. I have been in SUCH a reading funk since the holidays I literally have like three books going two lined up in my book bag three on hold I am struggling to finish reading ANYTHING I did not struggle with this book because it was bad or not written well In fact it was written surprisingly well for someone who is not first and foremost a writer I shouldn t be surprised by that Just because I m incapable of being good at both sciencemath stuff and readingwriting stuff doesn t mean other people can t be good at both The part in the preface about the kit endeared the author to me from the start The brain has always fascinated and scared me I m OCD to the max so I m not sure reading books by brain surgeons is productive or counterproductive to my compulsions seeing as any given day I m convinced I have a brain tumorbleedaneurysmetc You know what though Steady handed surgeons suffer from fear tooDoctors often get a bad rap for not having good bedside manners as opposed to nurses I assume and I m sure some of them have deserved that rap As someone who typically gets along better with and prefers to see nurse practitioners I ve been known to diss a doctor or two myself However I think Marsh through his candidness does an excellent job of fleshing out the stereotypical attribute out and flipping it on its head The moral challenge is to treat patients as we would wish to be treated ourselves to counterbalance with professional care and kindness the emotional detachment we reuire to get the work done The problem is to find the correct balance between compassion and detachment It is not easyThat morsel of honesty along with the one about doctors not liking anxious people because anxiety is contagious was humanizing to me I think us regular people who can t perform craniotomies regard surgeons of such caliber in an almost mystical sense that perhaps their intelligence and aptitude and income spare them or rather prevent them from being completely mortal That said mortality is the thread that ties this memoir together the running theme throughout the reason for it all The talk of fear and specifically the fear of dying made this book relatable and poignant The medical stuff was interesting and anyone who has an interest in brain surgery either from a professional or spectator standpoint would certainly enjoy this book But it was the honesty the writer in Doctor Marsh that made this memoir what it is I plan to go back and give this book a thorough read when I m back in a better reading groove