Dr Henry Marsh’s highly anticipated follow up to his successful memoir Do No Harm uses a charming wordplay as its title; Admissions may largely refer to the patients admitted into his care, but it also refer to the highly personal and confessional tone of Dr Marsh’s new book as he faces the end of his lifelong career as one of Britain’s leading neurosurgeon.
Following his highly successful Do No Harm, Dr Henry Marsh retired from his full-time job in London to work pro bono in Nepal and Ukraine, and he shares his experience working in harsh and impoverished conditions in those countries in his latest book. He also contemplates about the nature of medicine and neurosurgery, as well as the insight that comes with working in a field that deals with probability rather than certainty, and the toll it takes on both patient and doctor.
Written with his trademark warmth, wisdom and empathy, Admissions is a worthy swan song by one of the world’s leading neurosurgeon at the end of an illustrious and lifelong career.
– Review by Huda
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