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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line (Paperback)

By Nott, David

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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, h...e 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 went 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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ISBN 9781509837052
Released AU 14 Jan 2020
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781509837052
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 14 Jan 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
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 320
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 617.990092
Weight 264g
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