Admissions - A Life In Brain Surgery [Book Of The Week]

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0120170515

Nearing the end of his career, neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reflects on a life in surgery.

Marsh read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University before studying medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London, graduating in 1979. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1984 and was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley's/St.George's in 1987, he retired from there in 2015 and has since continued to operate in Ukraine and Nepal as well as teaching in hospitals around the world.

His first memoir, Do No Harm, was a bestseller when it was published in 2014 - Admissions is the more personal and provocative follow up.

Henry Marsh has been the subject of two major documentary films - Your Life in their Hands (2003) which won the Royal Television Society Gold Medal and The English Surgeon (2009) which won an Emmy. He has lectured widely on the subject of hospital architecture and design, keeps bees and makes furniture in his spare time. He was made a CBE in 2010 and is married to the best-selling anthropologist and writer Kate Fox.

Written by Henry Marsh
Read by Robert Powell
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh considers the end of life and the conclusion of his NHS career.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0220170516

Nearing the end of his career, neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reflects on a life in surgery. Concern for his patients is still paramount from the moment the working day starts.

Marsh read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University before studying medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London, graduating in 1979. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1984 and was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley's/St.George's in 1987, he retired from there in 2015 and has since continued to operate in Ukraine and Nepal as well as teaching in hospitals around the world.

His first memoir, Do No Harm, was a bestseller when it was published in 2014 - Admissions is the more personal and provocative follow up.

Henry Marsh has been the subject of two major documentary films - Your Life in their Hands (2003) which won the Royal Television Society Gold Medal and The English Surgeon (2009) which won an Emmy. He has lectured widely on the subject of hospital architecture and design, keeps bees and makes furniture in his spare time. He was made a CBE in 2010 and is married to the best-selling anthropologist and writer Kate Fox.

Written by Henry Marsh
Read by Robert Powell
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Approaching retirement, consultant neurosurgeon Marsh continues to operate as usual.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0320170517

Henry Marsh goes to Nepal, where an old friend has set up the Neuro Hospital. Training the eager young doctors is a key part of his role there - deciding when to operate is more difficult.

Marsh read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University before studying medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London, graduating in 1979. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1984 and was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley's/St.George's in 1987, he retired from there in 2015 and has since continued to operate in Ukraine and Nepal as well as teaching in hospitals around the world.

His first memoir, Do No Harm, was a bestseller when it was published in 2014 - Admissions is the more personal and provocative follow up, reflecting on a life in surgery.

Henry Marsh has been the subject of two major documentary films - Your Life in their Hands (2003) which won the Royal Television Society Gold Medal and The English Surgeon (2009) which won an Emmy. He has lectured widely on the subject of hospital architecture and design, keeps bees and makes furniture in his spare time. He was made a CBE in 2010 and is married to the best-selling anthropologist and writer Kate Fox.

Written by Henry Marsh
Read by Robert Powell
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Now retired from the NHS frontline, Henry Marsh goes to Nepal to help an old friend.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0420170518

Operating on a human brain poses great risks, and requires confidence and decisiveness. But sometimes mistakes are made - and not always in the operating theatre.

Henry Marsh read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University before studying medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London, graduating in 1979. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1984 and was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley's/St.George's in 1987, he retired from there in 2015 and has since continued to operate in Ukraine and Nepal as well as teaching in hospitals around the world.

His first memoir, Do No Harm, was a bestseller when it was published in 2014 - Admissions is the more personal and provocative follow up, reflecting on a life in surgery.

Henry Marsh has been the subject of two major documentary films - Your Life in their Hands (2003) which won the Royal Television Society Gold Medal and The English Surgeon (2009) which won an Emmy. He has lectured widely on the subject of hospital architecture and design, keeps bees and makes furniture in his spare time. He was made a CBE in 2010 and is married to the best-selling anthropologist and writer Kate Fox.

Written by Henry Marsh
Read by Robert Powell
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

The surgeon's dilemma - anxiety is contagious, but confidence is also contagious.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

0520170519

Age leads to death and frequently to illness. What does that mean for us as individuals - and also for society? The retired neurosurgeon, Henry Marsh, reflects on the inevitable.

Marsh read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University before studying medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London, graduating in 1979. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1984 and was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley's/St.George's in 1987, he retired from there in 2015 and has since continued to operate in Ukraine and Nepal as well as teaching in hospitals around the world.

His first memoir, Do No Harm, was a bestseller when it was published in 2014 - Admissions is the more personal and provocative follow up, reflecting on a life in surgery.

Henry Marsh has been the subject of two major documentary films - Your Life in their Hands (2003) which won the Royal Television Society Gold Medal and The English Surgeon (2009) which won an Emmy. He has lectured widely on the subject of hospital architecture and design, keeps bees and makes furniture in his spare time. He was made a CBE in 2010 and is married to the best-selling anthropologist and writer Kate Fox.

Written by Henry Marsh
Read by Robert Powell
Abridged and Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily. Henry Marsh ponders mortality.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres