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The Resource Do no harm : stories of life, death, and brain surgery, Henry Marsh

Do no harm : stories of life, death, and brain surgery, Henry Marsh

Label
Do no harm : stories of life, death, and brain surgery
Title
Do no harm
Title remainder
stories of life, death, and brain surgery
Statement of responsibility
Henry Marsh
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Instant New York Times best seller! Riveting. ... [Marsh] gives us an extraordinarily intimate, compassionate and sometimes frightening understanding of his vocation. - The New York Times Winner of the PEN Ackerley PrizeShortlisted for both the Guardian First Book Prize and the Costa Book AwardLonglisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-FictionA Finalist for the Pol Roger Duff Cooper PrizeA Finalist for the Wellcome Book PrizeA Financial Times Best Book of the YearAn Economist Best Book of the YearA Washington Post Notable Book of the YearA New York Times Notable Book of the Year What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut into the stuff that creates thought, feeling, and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially lifesaving operation when it all goes wrong? In neurosurgery, more than in any other branch of medicine, the doctor's oath to "do no harm" holds a bitter irony. Operations on the brain carry grave risks. Every day, leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh must make agonizing decisions, often in the face of great urgency and uncertainty. If you believe that brain surgery is a precise and exquisite craft, practiced by calm and detached doctors, this gripping, brutally honest account will make you think again. With astonishing compassion and candor, Marsh reveals the fierce joy of operating, the profoundly moving triumphs, the harrowing disasters, the haunting regrets, and the moments of black humor that characterize a brain surgeon's life. Do No Harm provides unforgettable insight into the countless human dramas that take place in a busy modern hospital. Above all, it is a lesson in the need for hope when faced with life's most difficult decisions
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Citation location within source
  • April 01, 2015
  • March 15, 2015
  • March 09, 2015
  • November 17, 2014
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marsh, Henry
Dewey number
617.4/8092
Index
no index present
LC call number
RD592.8
LC item number
.M37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marsh, Henry
  • Nervous system
  • Nervous system
Label
Do no harm : stories of life, death, and brain surgery, Henry Marsh
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pineocytoma -- Aneurysm -- Haemangioblastoma -- Melodrama -- Tic douloureux -- Angor animi -- Meningioma -- Choroid plexus papilloma -- Leucotomy -- Trauma -- Ependymoma -- Glioblastoma -- Infarct -- Neurotmesis -- Medulloblastoma -- Pituitary adenoma -- Empyema -- Carcinoma -- Akinetic mutism -- Hubris -- Photopsia -- Astrocytoma -- Tyrosine kinase -- Oligodendroglioma -- Anaesthesia dolorosa
Control code
BRD2015002573
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781250065810
Lccn
2015002573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250065810
  • (OCoLC)889524109
Label
Do no harm : stories of life, death, and brain surgery, Henry Marsh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pineocytoma -- Aneurysm -- Haemangioblastoma -- Melodrama -- Tic douloureux -- Angor animi -- Meningioma -- Choroid plexus papilloma -- Leucotomy -- Trauma -- Ependymoma -- Glioblastoma -- Infarct -- Neurotmesis -- Medulloblastoma -- Pituitary adenoma -- Empyema -- Carcinoma -- Akinetic mutism -- Hubris -- Photopsia -- Astrocytoma -- Tyrosine kinase -- Oligodendroglioma -- Anaesthesia dolorosa
Control code
BRD2015002573
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 277 pages
Isbn
9781250065810
Lccn
2015002573
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250065810
  • (OCoLC)889524109

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