Henry Marsh was a neurosurgeon in London for 30 years. This book is a moving insight into the intellectual, organisational and emotional processes that lie behind the image of neurosurgery. It progresses through a series of vignettes – cases of particular people who the author encountered as patients under his care. The overall theme of the book seems to be that the high-tech antiseptic process of neurosurgery is always liable to be interrupted by the ebbs and flows of human emotion. This theme is reflected in the chapter headings: most of them are the Latin or Greek names for the … Read more...
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