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War doctor: surgery on the front line

War doctor: surgery on the front line

Nott, David (David M.), author

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. 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. 'War Doctor' is his extraordinary story

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Picador, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: David Nott
ISBN: 1509837027, 9781509837021
Physical Description: 359 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Surgery Practice.; Nott, David (David M.) Travel.; War Relief of sick and wounded.; Health and Wellbeing.; Nott, David (David M.) Career in surgery.; Health and Fitness.


  1. Section - i: Preface
  2. Chapter - 1: The Bomb Factory
  3. Chapter - 2: Two Epiphanies
  4. Chapter - 3: Welcome to Sarajevo
  5. Chapter - 4: Damage Control
  6. Chapter - 5: Under African Skies
  7. Chapter - 6: Flying In
  8. Chapter - 7: Trauma School
  9. Chapter - 8: Return to Syria
  10. Chapter - 9: Sniper City
  11. Chapter - 10: Lifeline
  12. Chapter - 11: The Razor's Edge
  13. Chapter - 12: Physician, Heal Thyself
  14. Chapter - 13: Escape from Aleppo
  15. Section - ii: Afterword by Eleanor Nott
  16. Acknowledgements - iii: Acknowledgements