Monday, December 17, 2018

Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon

Humanity. Surgeons are people, too. In his memoir titled, Admissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon, brain surgeon Henry Marsh reflects on his life and work with candor and a dose of humility. He talks about his mistakes, and the consequences of those errors on his patients. Beyond his work in England, Marsh describes different conditions during pro bono work in Ukraine and Nepal. His frustrations about working in Ukraine come across with clarity and compassion: caught between the need to do the work while knowing the work could be done better. I enjoyed reading his candid reflections about life and work. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Admissions from

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