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  • War Doctor

  • Surgery on the Front Line
  • By: David Nott
  • Narrated by: David Nott
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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For more than 25 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 lifesaving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital. 

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  • Man on a Mission

  • By Mark on 02-03-19

A remarkable book....

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Reviewed: 05-03-19

I finished listening to this book last night and to be honest I still have goosebumps thinking about the incredible people whose remarkable humanitarian work is so humbly articulated by this unique person, David Nott. This biography takes the listener to places that beggar belief in terms of the horrors of conflict from a medical viewpoint. There are few stories where in the face of unimaginable suffering, horrific wrong doings and insurmountable obstacles, an individual can make such a difference, allowing hope to remain where it has little right to. At times, the stories of men, women and particularly children caught up in conflicts and natural disasters around the world is harrowing. There are few chapters where colour wont drain from your face and tears well in your eye yet this is must 'read' book. Despair is tempered by moments of wonder at the surgical outcomes achieved, the personal sacrifices made by many, the camaraderie of medical teams and the power of love, both for individuals and humanity. I cannot praise this book and its author highly enough. Truly remarkable!

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