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Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

Henry Marsh

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Autobiography: science, technology & medicine, Prose: non-fiction, Medical ethics & professional conduct

The Sunday Times No.1 bestselling new memoir from the brain surgeon and author of DO NO HARM

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER

Henry Marsh has spent four decades operating on the human brain. In this searing and provocative memoir following his retirement from the NHS, he reflects on the experiences that have shaped his career and life, gaining a deeper understanding of what matters to us all in the end.

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Praise for Admissions: A Life in Brain Surgery

  • A truly extraordinary account. Henry Marsh's honesty and simple pragmatism underpin an amazing life of tantalising curiosity and contact with the most complex organ in the known universe

  • 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

  • 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

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Henry Marsh

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. He has been the subject of two award-winning documentary films, YOUR LIFE IN THEIR HANDS and THE ENGLISH SURGEON. He is the author of two memoirs, the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling DO NO HARM and ADMISSIONS. He was made a CBE in 2010.