A powerful and intensely moving memoir by an NHS surgeon who volunteered in war zones, operating under the most extreme circumstances.
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, 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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- Verlag: Pan Macmillan
- Seitenzahl: 320
- Altersempfehlung: ab 18 Jahre
- Erscheinungstermin: 21.02.2019
- ISBN-13: 9781509837045
- Artikelnr.: 55282728
i: Preface Chapter
1: The Bomb Factory Chapter
2: Two Epiphanies Chapter
3: Welcome to Sarajevo Chapter
4: Damage Control Chapter
5: Under African Skies Chapter
6: Flying In Chapter
7: Trauma School Chapter
8: Return to Syria Chapter
9: Sniper City Chapter
10: Lifeline Chapter
11: The Razor's Edge Chapter
12: Physician, Heal Thyself Chapter
13: Escape from Aleppo Section
ii: Afterword by Eleanor Nott Acknowledgements