Do No Harm

Do No Harm Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery

Paperback (09 Oct 2014) | English

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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 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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PEN Ackerley Prize
South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature


Costa Biography Award
Duff Cooper Prize
Wellcome Book Prize
Guardian First Book Award
Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize


Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

Book information

ISBN: 9781780225920
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 617.481092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 3991
Number of pages: ix, 277
Weight: 272g
Height: 194mm
Width: 115mm
Spine width: 23mm