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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read., 10 April 2014
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Having met this wonderfully kind and understanding surgeon who decided not to operate on my brain back in 1991 (Yes I'm still here and fine!) I was v keen to read his book which confirms what an unusually diligent, kind and highly skilled surgeon Henry Marsh is. His book is an easy read with medical terms used and explained only where necessary.His genuine concern for his patients and their families is heartwarming. How I admire his staying within the NHS with all the frustrations and seemingly ridiculous hoops that have to be gone through with more and more layers of 'management'. He explains some of his excitement approaching a challenging situation within someones brain as he looks down the microscope preparing to go in with his specialist tools and he also does not shy away from writing about the terrible risks you sometimes have to take or the dreadful occasions where things do go horribly horribly wrong. Thank heaven there are men like Henry Marsh with the honesty, courage, humour understanding and knowledge to help the rest of us deal with those life changing dangerous moments and more often than not give us a brighter outlook. A fascinating, humbling read that will also have you chuckling along the way.
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