Do No Harm by Henry Marsh

Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

Do No Harm - Book by Henry Marsh

The Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller

Winner of the South Bank Sky Arts Literature Award and PEN Ackerley Prize

Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize, Costa Biography Award and Guardian First Book Award

Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize

What is it like to be a brain surgeon?

How does it feel to hold someone’s life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason?

How do you live with the consequences when it all goes wrong?

Do No Harm by Henry Marsh offers an unforgettable insight into the highs and lows of a life dedicated to operating on the human brain, in all its exquisite complexity. With astonishing candour and compassion, Henry Marsh reveals the exhilarating drama of surgery, the chaos and confusion of a busy modern hospital, and above all the need for hope when faced with life’s most agonising decisions.

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