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Being Mortal

As this year's Reith Lectures begin on Radio 4, Dr Atul Gawande discusses his experiences as a surgeon in Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End.

Longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2014 in Being Mortal:Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End Dr Atul Gawande confronts the realities of aging and dying in his patients and in his family, as well as the limits of what he can do. Read more...

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Do No Harm

Think brain surgery and you think calm competence, clinical precision. Think again. Top neurosurgeon Henry Marsh sheds light on the chaos, confusion and self-doubt of life inside the operating theatre.

I often have to cut into the brain and it is something I hate doing. With a pair of diathermy forceps I coagulate the beautiful and intricate red blood vessels that lie on the brain's shining surface...

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