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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

The gripping true story of a front-line trauma surgeon in the world's most dangerous war zones.

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ISBN 9781509837021
Barcode 9781509837021
Published 26 February 2019 by Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Nott, David
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ISBN-13 9781509837021
ISBN-10 1509837027
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication Date 26 February 2019
International Publication Date 21 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Nott, David
Category Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Medicine: General Issues
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 614g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress War - Relief of sick and wounded, Surgery - Practice
NBS Text Autobiography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 617.990092
Catalogue Code 969102

Description of this Book

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 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review So powerful and honest. Extraordinary. -- Elizabeth Buchan David Nott is brave, compassionate and inspiring - War Doctor is all of those things and more: a wonderful book that has left me in floods of tears. He needs a knighthood and his book needs to be in every house. -- Adam Kay, author of <i>This Is Going to Hurt</i>
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

David Nott is a Welsh consultant surgeon, specializing in general and vascular surgery. He works mainly in London hospitals, but for more than twenty-five years he has also volunteered to work in disaster and war zones. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 Birthday Honours and in 2016 he received the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award and the Pride of Britain Award. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters. War Doctor is his first book.

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