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Author Nott, David (David M.), author.

Title War doctor : surgery on the front line / David Nott ; introduction by Henry Marsh ; [afterword by Eleanor Nott].

Publication Info. New York : Abrams Press, 2020.
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies


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1 copy being processed for PAS San Rafael Branch On Order.
Description xvi, 287 pages ; 24 cm
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Note First published 2019 by Picador.
Contents Preface -- The bomb factory -- Two epiphanies -- Welcome to Sarajevo -- Damage control -- Flying in -- Under African skies -- Trauma school -- Return to Syria -- Sniper city -- Lifeline -- The razor's edge -- Physician, heal thyself -- Escape from Aleppo.
Summary For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world's most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital. The conflicts he has worked in form a chronology of twenty-first-century combat: Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria. But he has also volunteered in areas blighted by natural disasters, such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal. Driven both by compassion and passion, the desire to help others and the thrill of extreme personal danger, he is now widely acknowledged to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. But as time has gone on, David Nott began to realize that flying into to a catastrophe whether war or natural disaster was not enough. Doctors on the ground needed to learn how to treat the appalling injuries that war inflicts upon its victims. Since 2015, the Foundation he set up with his wife, Elly, has disseminated the knowledge he has gained, training other doctors in the art of saving lives threatened by bombs and bullets. War Doctor is his extraordinary story.
Subject Nott, David (David M.) -- Career in surgery.
Nott, David (David M.) -- Travel.
War -- Relief of sick and wounded.
Surgery -- Practice.
Genre/Form Personal narratives.
Added Author Marsh, Henry, 1950- writer of introduction.
Nott, Eleanor, writer of afterword.
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