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 worlds 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.
This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks; life and death decisions; a constant tsunami of bodily fluids; and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.
Scribbled in secret after endless days; sleepless nights and missed weekends; Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious; horrifying and heartbreaking; this diary is everything you wanted to know and more than a few things you didn't about life on and off the hospital ward.
The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It's Broken You may not wish to think about it; but one day you or someone you love will almost certainly appear in a criminal courtroom. You might be a juror; a victim; a witness or perhaps through no fault of your own a defendant. Whatever your role; you did expect a fair trial. I am a barrister. I work in the criminal justice system; and every day I see how fairness is not guaranteed. Too often the system fails those it is meant to protect. The innocent are wronged and the guilty allowed to walk free. I want to share some stories from my daily life to show you how the system is broken; who broke it and why we should start caring before its too late.
Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
Christmas is coming; the goose is getting fat . . . but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital; Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious; horrifying and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime. Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line; removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck; at the most wonderful time of the year.
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