Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Terry Gross of “Fresh Air” Interview with Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh
On Terry Gross’ radio show today she interviewed British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh about brain surgery, the mystery of consciousness and dealing with triumphs and failures as a surgeon. He's the author of a new book entitled "Do No Harm." Here’s a link to the website: http://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/
Having been on the receiving end of brain surgery, I find it fascinating to candily hear what brain surgeons think about brain surgery: the challenges, the rewards, the fears and failures.
You should know that Marsh’s book - “Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery” - is nominated for a bunch of awards and has a 4.29 rating on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23014748-do-no-harm?from_search=true&search_version=service
I just put it on my “want to read list.”
PS - Strangely and prophetically , the motto/credo of the UMCOR Early Response Teams that follow first responders into areas whacked by natural disasters is also "Do No Harm." I can attest from my own experience with both that the emotional landscape of brain tumor-dom and natural disasters are remarkably similar.