Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon by Henry Marsh

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Read Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon Online Free - Following the publication of Do No Harm, Dr. Henry Marsh retired from his position at a hospital in London. But his career continued, taking him to remote hospitals in places such as Nepal and Pakistan, where he offers his services as surgeon and teacher to those in need. Now, Marsh considers the challenges of working in those difficult conditions, alongside the challenges of putting a career of fifty years behind you and finding further purpose in life and work.

In Admissions, Marsh offers a thoughtful, perceptive consideration of medicine and the pursuit of a meaningful life that will appeal to readers of Atul Gawande, Jerome Groopman, and Oliver Sacks.

Title : Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon
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ISBN : 1250127262
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Caroline rated it ★★★★☆

August 16, 2017

I love autobiographies. Sometimes one identifies strongly with the writer, and the reading process feels quite seamless. Then there are other writers whose experiences of life and the world are very different to yours. This makes for a bumpy ride, with little identification, but these books are o...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

May 23, 2017

Brain surgeon Henry Marsh’s first book, Do No Harm, was one of my favorite reads of 2015. Admissions serves as a sort of sequel, recording Marsh’s last few weeks at his London hospital and the projects that have driven him during his first years of retirement: woodworking, renovating a derelict l...

Bettie☯ rated it ★★★☆☆

May 20, 2017 Description: Nearing the end of his career, neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reflects on a life in surgery. Marsh read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University before studying medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London, graduating in 1979. He becam...

Canadian rated it ★★★★☆

May 23, 2017

It's been some time since I read Henry Marsh's wonderful and compelling memoir of his life in neurosurgery, Do No Harm. I had hoped to re-read it prior to starting his new one, Admissions, but I didn't manage it. I'd ordered the book from Britain-- as it won't appear in Canada until the fall of 2...

Inna rated it ★★★★★

October 27, 2017

Нашій медицині не вистачає генрі маршів. Нашій політиці. Нашій сфері послуг. Сфері продажів. Благодійності Військовій сфері. І просто нам. Нам не вистачає Генрі Марша в нас. Адже,як зазначено в післямові, правда – релігія Генрі Марша. А вміння визнавати власні помилки – одна з найменш притаманних нашому...

Jeanette rated it ★★★★☆

January 06, 2018

Another book by Henry Marsh that puts you into the life and death brain surgeries that he performs. This one is near the ending of his NHS employment and he posits upon retirement and his future "workshop" rehab project. This is the book that gives us his regrets, his "admissions" to fault. Not j...

Stewart rated it ★★★★☆

August 16, 2017

I won an ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway. It's apparently due to be published in October of 2017. A bookmark that came with it urges me to include #stmartinspress in my review, so consider it done. Yet another book where the title sums it up more succinctly than I ever could. Henry Marsh...

Michelle rated it ★★★★★

December 14, 2017

Marsh's 'Do No Harm' is one of the most compelling books I've ever read, and gave me pause at many points. This one did too, but for different reasons. In this book we find Marsh contemplating retirement, and reflecting on what went right, and what went (often catastrophically) wrong with his car...

Monica rated it ★★★☆☆

January 01, 2018

This book presents an interesting look into the life and mindset of a brain surgeon. He was trained and worked in the United Kingdom but also did volunteer work in several Third World countries. He describes and contrasts doing medicine in those very different environments.

Lindsay rated it ★★★☆☆

March 12, 2017

Should definitely be read as more of a biography than as a continuation of his first book, Do No Harm. I found the stories of various operations both in the UK and Ukraine really interesting, but found myself skipping over life in Nepal and the renovations to the house he decided to make-over.

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