Mar 17, 2016 | Tony Byrne's View

Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery by Henry Marsh

This is a fabulous book. Marsh is a neurosurgeon and the book is about his life in practice. If you have recently been bereaved I would not recommend you read the book because of the clinical way that Marsh discusses his work, but if not, it is a very interesting read indeed.

The book describes what it is like to be a brain surgeon. It gives an insight into the mind of someone who actually does look into the minds of others. I never really understood how so many doctors could have such a poor bedside manner until I read this book – suddenly I realised that if I were doing the job, I would too.