The human face of neurosurgery

Yesterday I heard a radio discussion with Henry Marsh about his best selling memoir Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery which won the South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature last week and has been shortlisted for numerous other awards.

Taking questions from a general audience, including some medical professionals, the author discusses his memoir providing insight into his thought processes and the world of hospital administration over the last 50 years.  Based upon a working diary each chapter starts with a real life case study but evolves to consider the balance required between being ”kind and detached’’.


“Henry is honest about how a doctor must strive for balance between personal involvement with the patient and objectivity about their case. He talks about his failures, and the exhilaration of success.” BBC, Radio 4

Download the podcast from the BBC, read a review from The Guardian or read an interview published in The Telegraph


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