Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'Henry Marsh'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • THE BOARD ROOM
    • Welcome to BGO!
    • Board Business
    • Site News & Support
  • GENERAL FICTION
    • Central Library
    • 21st-Century Fiction
    • 20th-Century Fiction
    • Pre-1900 Fiction
    • Poetry and Drama
    • Writers' Corner
  • FICTION GENRES
    • Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
    • Fantasy & Myth
    • Historical & Romance
    • Horror
    • Science Fiction, Graphic Novels & Manga
  • NON-FICTION
    • Arts & Media
    • Biography & Autobiography
    • Food & Drink
    • History, Politics & Beliefs
    • Homelife & Lifestyle
    • Life, The Universe & Everything
    • Reference & Humour
    • Sport
    • Travel
  • CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS
    • Children & Young Adults - General Discussion
    • Read To
    • Read With
    • Read Alone
    • Read On
  • BGO GROUP READS
    • BGO Book Group Meeting Point
    • The Dead - James Joyce
    • Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
    • Me Talk Pretty One Day - David Sedaris
    • Things Snowball - Rich Hall
    • Food
    • Crossing to Safety - Wallace Stegner
    • Book Group Archive
  • ANYTHING BUT BOOKS
  • SUBSCRIBERS' AREA
  • Sherlock Holmes

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


AIM


MSN


Website URL


ICQ


Yahoo


Jabber


Skype


Location


Interests


Current Book


Biography


Location


Interests


How did you hear about this site?

Found 1 result

  1. This won't be everyone's cup of tea, but it's fascinating if the subject matter doesn't put you off. Henry Marsh is a neurosurgeon, and this is basically a memoir of his working life, including successes and failures. It is very accessible - all the technical stuff is very clearly explained for a general reader. I was really holding my breath at some of the tricky bits. His speciality - although not how he always works - is operating under local anaesthetic, so that the patient can give him live feedback. The one thing that annoyed me was that he came across as quite arrogant. At least he was candid enough to admit it, but his rudeness to management and some colleagues left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. It just seemed to be part of the culture of being a senior surgeon. Still, though, he wasn't arrogant about his abilities, and it left me glad that there are people who know that stuff.
×
×
  • Create New...