A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples


A History of Global Health: Interventions into the Lives of Other Peoples

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Críticas 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)Superb...a eulogy to surgery and a study of living. I didn't want this book to end. Henry Marsh is part of a growing canon of superb modern medical writers...whose storytelling and prose are transportative...His timing is also impeccable...His sentences too feel like works of the finest craftmanship made with the love that goes into both his woodwork and surgery (Jessamy Calkin DAILY TELEGRAPH)Marsh is given his profession a surprisingly emotional man likably so. His account of his younger self that threads through this compulsive book is a Bildungsroman in itself. He is also a fine writer and storyteller and a nuanced observer (Tim Adams OBSERVER)The maverick is back even more blunt and irascible with tales of thrilling high-wire operations at medicine's unconquered frontier woven through with personal memoir...Marsh in full spate is quite magnificent...a master of tar-black deadpan humour (Melanie Reid THE TIMES)Disarmingly frank storytelling. [Marsh] is in spite of himself hugely likeable...his reflections on death and dying equal those in Atul Gawande's excellent Being Mortal (ECONOMIST)Epigramatically balanced and almost brutally candid...Admissions offers a reprise of many of [Do No Harm's] virtues from the elegance of the writing to the undiminished sense of wonder at the complexity of the brain (Tom Sutcliffe MAIL ON SUNDAY)Admissions is a humbling read in which neurosurgeon Henry Marsh shares fascinating facts learnt during his 40-year career as a brain surgeon. He has a deep humanity that resonates throughout (GOOD HOUSEKEEPING)Transgressive wry and confessional sporadically joyful and occasionally doleful. It is in many ways a more revealing work than Do No Harm and the revelations it offers are a good deal more personal...Marsh skilfully articulates the subtleties and frustrations of neurosurgery - but there is a deeper examination of death and an angrier exposition of the shameful betrayal of the NHS by successive generations of politicians...honesty is abundantly apparent here - a quality as rare and commendable in elite surgeons as one suspects it is in memoirists...elegaic but consistently entertaining (Gavin Francis GUARDIAN)An enthralling book unputdownable...it is an exhilarating even thrilling read a glimpse into a world we hope we may never have to enter (THE ARTS DESK)Fascinating...Marsh paints a vivid picture of the pressures imposed on a surgeon who is quite literally at the cutting edge of modern medicine (William Hartston DAILY EXPRESS) Reseña del editor THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLERHenry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. 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 forty 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 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 and where the overwhelming urge to prolong life can come at a tragic cost for both patients and for those who love them.In this searing provocative and deeply personal memoir 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. Biografía del autor Henry Marsh was one of Britain's foremost brain surgeons and worked as Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley's/St George's Hospital in London for thirty years. Since retiring from full-time work in the NHS he has continued to operate and lecture abroad in Nepal Albania and Ukraine. His prize-winning memoir DO NO HARM was a SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES bestseller. He has been the subject of two award-winning documentary films YOUR LIFE IN THEIR HANDS and THE ENGLISH SURGEON. He was made a CBE in 2010.

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