** Admissions by Henry Marsh

Following Do No HarmAdmissions: Life as a Brain Surgeon revisits some of the same materials, but, written from the perspective of recent retirement, explores more sweeping themes, some reprising the familiar rants against poor hospital administration and others new, such as his view on training new surgeons. The author continues to display deep emotion for this work and his patient, which is very heartwarming — and at the same time he is not afraid to share episodes of his wicked temper.

The narrative meanders occasionally, too much to my taste but it’s much better than any gripping hospital drama.

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