Title: War Doctor
Authors: Nott, David
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 354
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: How do you get to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world? You front up to the world's war and disaster zones, year in, year out. Taking regular leave from the NHS in Britain, David Nott has spent the last twenty-five years performing field surgery in a list of hot spots from Afghanistan through to Yemen. Not content to just save lives directly, he also offers other doctors 'Surgical Training for Austere Environments'.

Honest and confronting, this is an extraordinary account, not for the faint-hearted, from a courageous and compassionate humanitarian.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"An extremely interesting book and so informative. Such a brave man, but how would you like to be his wife?"

"Honesty is a feature throughout his story and he doesn't sanitise the horrors of war and the injuries that result."

"It's reassuring that his 25 years of working as a trauma surgeon in 27 disaster areas now helps train doctors who go to such places or are working there already."

"The author includes sketches of the geopolitical background in each of the war zones, adding to a wider understanding of national insurgencies."

"This book details some of the casualties of war but also the psychological pain of those performing such surgical feats."

"One can admire the spirit and the desire to serve that drives David Nott and others like him."

"The descriptions of war injuries are not for the squeamish."

"The horrors of war and what human beings can do to each other are unbelievable and stay with the reader."
Categories: Non fiction, England, 2021 Titles


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