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Henry Marsh


Henry Marsh

Henry Marsh is the author of the bestselling DO NO HARM, an astonishingly candid insight into the life and work of a neurosurgeon. It has been longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction and the Guardian First Book Award.

Henry read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University before studying medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1984 and was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at Atkinson Morley’s/St George’s Hospital in London in 1987, where he still works full time. He has been the subject of two major documentary films: Your Life in Their Hands, which won the Royal television Society Gold Medal, and The English Surgeon, featuring his work in the Ukraine, which won an Emmy. He was made a CBE in 2010. He is married to the anthropologist and writer Kate Fox.

Henry Marsh

Books by Henry Marsh

by Henry Marsh - Medicine, Memoir, Nonfiction

Henry Marsh has spent a lifetime operating on the surgical frontline. There have been exhilarating highs and devastating lows, but his love for the practice of neurosurgery has never wavered. Following the publication of his celebrated New York Times bestseller DO NO HARM, Marsh retired from his full-time job in England to work pro bono in Ukraine and Nepal. In ADMISSIONS, he describes the difficulties of working in these troubled, impoverished countries and the further insights it has given him into the practice of medicine. Marsh also faces up to the burden of responsibility that can come with trying to reduce human suffering.