War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

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, For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with t...

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Title:War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line
Author:David Nott
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1509837027
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line Reviews

  • Laura
    Feb 25, 2019
    From BBC Radio 4 - Book of the week: David Nott, the frontline trauma surgeon reads from his memoir about working in some of the world's most dangerous conflicts. For over twenty-five years, David Nott, has taken time off from his job as a vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer...
  • Bettie
    Feb 23, 2019
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000... Description: 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,...
  • ahkeno
    Apr 29, 2019
    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 : Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria. But he has also volunteered in are...
  • Wanda
    Mar 02, 2019
    2 MAR 2019 - recommendation through Dear Bettie. Many Thanks. David Nott, the frontline trauma surgeon reads from his memoir about working in some of the world's most dangerous conflicts. For over twenty-five years, David Nott, has taken time off from his job as a vascular surge...
  • Ellie
    Mar 28, 2019
    From war zones to natural disasters, vascular surgeon David Nott has volunteered his time to treat the victims in some of the most dangerous places on Earth. His memoir covers just some of his life-long work and the challenges faced in Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo,...
  • Gigi
    Jun 19, 2019
    By far the best book I?ve read in 2019. Nott took me into a war I knew little to nothing about. This is the true account of a UK surgeon who gives his time serving war-torn areas of the world. He goes on unpaid leave from his job at the National Health Service in London for weeks...
  • Julie
    May 01, 2019
    Dr David Nott is one of those special people who is not only having a busy life working in three London hospitals as a General and Vascular surgeon, but spends weeks each year volunteering to go into war zones to share his expertise. His experiences especially in Syria are pretty harro...
  • Rebecca
    Mar 06, 2019
    Welsh surgeon David Nott combines advanced technical skills with extreme altruism: for weeks of every year he takes unpaid leave to volunteer with a medical charity like Médecins sans Frontières or Syria Relief in war zones or disaster areas around the world. The kinds of procedures ...
  • Dee Weaver
    Apr 01, 2019
    Outstanding book, and an outstanding man. I admire his honesty in saying that he almost came to enjoy the danger, but also his unstinting work to support and teach other doctors and nurses in war zones, while at the same time saving countless lives. He also clarified the complex and ta...
  • Katie
    Mar 05, 2019
    An incredible man with an astonishing story. Presents the best and worst of humanity. Everyone should read it. I am in awe, he is a wonderful human being. ...
  • Jackie Law
    Jun 29, 2019
    In a growing field of medical memoirs War Doctor stands out for its purpose ? to increase awareness of the reality of modern warfare on the individuals and communities directly affected. The author has volunteered his services as a trauma surgeon in active war zones including: Afghan...
  • Shahiron Sahari
    Apr 16, 2019
    An excellent and gripping book written by a genuine humanitarian and true-life superhero. David Nott is a Welsh surgeon who has, since he qualified, been dropping everything at the drop of a hat to work in war zones, saving the lives of countless poor souls unlucky enough to be caught ...
  • Kelly Zilz
    Mar 28, 2019
    One of the best books I have ever listened to on audible. ...
  • Jane
    Apr 30, 2019
    The most humbling book I have ever read This book, where do I start to say what I thought? David Nott is a humanitarian saint. The book documents his humanitarian work in the most extreme, war ravaged and disaster stricken countries in the world, Syria, Yemen, Iraq etc. It is writte...
  • Laura
    Jul 07, 2019
    This was such an emotionally charged read, and one that I recommend everyone has a copy of. I?ve read lots of similar books this year but none quite like this; the author is an NHS doctor but volunteers himself, unpaid, to work in some of the most dangerous areas of the world, taking...
  • Robyn (FailFish)
    Jun 22, 2019
    "War Doctor" is a medical memoir by the trauma and vascular surgeon David Nott, chronicling his trips to practice trauma medicine in disaster and conflict zones from 1993 to the present. It's an honest, unflinching recollection of the horrors and realities of war and the reasons people...
  • ST
    Oct 05, 2018
    Incredible. What an amazing man, it blows my mind the places he?s been and the things he?s done in the most terrifying of war zones. Told in a truly accessible way. I have more understanding of the issues in some of these conflicts globally through this than through many news...
  • Jordanna Zetter
    Mar 07, 2019
    Fantastic book. A great insight into some of the biggest conflicts of our life time but from a different view point. Written excellently showcasing the real emotional and moral struggles that arise. Dr David Knott is an incredible person and his story is equally as brilliant. ...
  • Rachel
    Jun 08, 2019
    WOW! Just wow. I read this in a day and what a rollercoaster. It?s not for the fainthearted or squeamish - but crikey! - It certainly puts everything into perspective. First-world problems pale into insignificance reading about the plight of these poor, poor victims of war. Tear...
  • Carla Cram
    Jun 16, 2019
    I wanted to be a war correspondent but didn't have the courage to take the leap. Reading David's book, I could completely understand his thrill of the danger. I loved the medical stuff, another interest I could have pursued. An amazing memoir ...
  • India Clegg
    Mar 07, 2019
    Truly epic and harrowing book. A must read. ...
  • Anne Bach
    Apr 08, 2019
    Wow. Everybody should read this book. Simultaneously horrifying and inspiring. Thank you David Nott for doing what I for one would not have the courage to do. ...
  • Caitlin Renouf
    Mar 21, 2019
    The most heart-wrenchingly moving book I have ever read. Both devastating and inspiring; a truly gripping piece of writing. ...
  • Lanxin (Alex)
    Feb 20, 2019
    The book takes you on a loose journey across countries where few people have the courage and ability to venture. Written in a simple and accessible prose, this very personal voice aims to share the harrowing and distressing experiences of a volunteer doctor at some of the most extreme ...
  • Anna van Koeverden
    Apr 21, 2019
    I enjoy reading medical memoirs and this was no exception. In this book, David, a general and vascular surgeon from the UK, recounts his experiences working as a humanitarian doctor in conflicts in Africa, the middle east and Afghanistan, working alongside local doctors and medical sta...
  • Tara Jones
    Apr 11, 2019
    Listened to this on audible and found myself in the car going the long way round so I could listen more. He is utterly an inspiration. A hugely talented surgeon and a gifted writer with an enormous dose of Derry do and absolute humanity. What he has achieved in his life is truly in...
  • david richards
    Apr 21, 2019
    Remarkable and inspiring I'm a UK consultant surgeon of 20 years and I have heard David talk on 2 occasions. The first was in Glasgow at a trauma symposium. It was probably the best hour of any meeting I have ever been to. You could hear a pin drop as David explained the full horro...
  • Nat
    Jun 05, 2019
    Such a hard-hitting book written by one of the most heroic people I have ever come across. What. A. Guy. (The writing itself is 4 stars but the lasting impression it gives makes it a 5 star book) ...
  • Irving Benjamin
    Mar 11, 2019
    A unique account by an extraordinary surgeon Although I have seen David Nott speak several times at surgical meetings, this account of his work in war zones was still a revelation. There is of course much harrowing detail of the cases he has dealt with, but this is set alongside his...
  • F.
    Jun 20, 2019
    Gripping, emotional, heartbreaking, uplifting. I feel exhausted after reading this. David Notts, consultant surgeon, has worked in most war and crisis areas in the world. A true humanitarian, he takes unpaid leave to travel to the most dangerous places to help people and train doctors....