The Resource Admissions : Life as a Brain Surgeon., Henry Marsh, (electronic resource)

Admissions : Life as a Brain Surgeon., Henry Marsh, (electronic resource)

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Admissions : Life as a Brain Surgeon.
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Admissions
Title remainder
Life as a Brain Surgeon.
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Henry Marsh
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eng
Summary
The International Bestseller"Consistently entertaining...Honesty is abundantly apparent here—a quality as rare and commendable in elite surgeons as one suspects it is in memoirists." —The Guardian"Disarmingly frank storytelling...his reflections on death and dying equal those in Atul Gawande's excellent Being Mortal." —The EconomistHenry 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. Following the publication of his celebrated New York Times bestseller Do No Harm, Marsh retired from his full-time job in England to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. In Admissions he describes the difficulties of working in these troubled, impoverished countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine. Marsh also 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 patients and those who love them.Reflecting on what forty years of handling the human brain has taught him, Marsh finds a different purpose in life as he approaches the end of his professional career and a fresh understanding of what matters to us all in the end
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Marsh, Henry
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non fiction
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Medical
  • Science
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Admissions : Life as a Brain Surgeon., Henry Marsh, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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1 online resource
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online
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9781250127273
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(electronic bk)
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computer
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rdamedia
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179f7841-5c4f-4d78-8cd6-4a53d9bf0429
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Electronic reproduction.
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ODN0003205703
Label
Admissions : Life as a Brain Surgeon., Henry Marsh, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781250127273
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
179f7841-5c4f-4d78-8cd6-4a53d9bf0429
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ODN0003205703

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