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...

DownloadRead Online
Title:War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line
Author:David Nott
Rating:
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,...
  • 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
    I have spent the week trying not to cry on my commute whilst listening to David's account of war-torn regions, especially Syria. Heart-breaking. ...
  • Denise
    Apr 13, 2019
    For the better part of the past two decades, surgeon David Nott has travelled to war zone after war zone in an unceasing effort to save lives. Gutwrenching as it often may be, his story is an admirable and immensely inspiring one. Showcasing the dangerous, desperately needed work done ...
  • 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 ...
  • Jojo
    Mar 05, 2019
    An interesting read covering various aspects of war doctoring, not always nice to read but nicely written. ...
  • 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...
  • Elise
    Mar 24, 2019
    Wolfed this book down in two days; I just couldn?t put it down. Perhaps not as gifted a writer as he is a surgeon, David Nott nonetheless gives us a glimpse into a noble line of work that most of us would never in our lives consider. Putting himself on the frontlines, he tells 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. ...
  • Meriem
    Mar 24, 2019
    Some books inspire you, others simply open up your eyes to a different world! ...
  • Kelly Zilz
    Mar 28, 2019
    One of the best books I have ever listened to on audible. ...
  • Katherine Leung
    Mar 12, 2019
    Best audiobook so far ...
  • 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...
  • Helen Anderson
    Nov 21, 2018
    What a man! Enjoyed reading it and learnt a lot from doing so, but, as I neared the end I was glad to finish it and move on to something light hearted. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Cecile
    Apr 13, 2019
    How inspiring and heartbreaking - this autobiography of a war surgeon who has been many times to operate in Syria and many other countries at war. A really exceptional person. ...
  • Kerrie-louise Phillips
    Mar 08, 2019
    Fantastic !!! ...
  • Dave Tunnicliffe
    Apr 06, 2019
    Modern politics unleashed. David Nott's personal experiences relived to the point of abject brutality in pursuit of political ideology and it's henchmen of dogma and intransigence. ...
  • 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
    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 ...
  • Tony Connolly
    Apr 06, 2019
    Gripping autobiography of a driven surgeon ...
  • Carol Watts
    Mar 22, 2019
    I feel privileged to have read this book ...
  • 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...
  • Diane
    Mar 31, 2019
    Excellent. Very informative and deeply moving. ...
  • Josie O'Heney
    Mar 22, 2019
    A gripping & harrowing account David Nott is an incredible man & I feel honoured to have briefly worked with him as a junior doctor. Highly recommend this 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...
  • Anne Death
    Mar 23, 2019
    Amazing memoir ...