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War Doctor by David Nott

War Doctor

Surgery on the Front Line

David Nott

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Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 21 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9781509837021

The gripping true story of a front-line trauma surgeon in the world's most dangerous war zones.

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Radio 4
Selection: Book of the Week

David Nott, the frontline trauma surgeon reads from his memoir about working in some of the world's most dangerous conflicts.

For over twenty-five years, David Nott, has taken time off from his job as a vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in war zones and areas impacted by natural disasters. Together with his compassion and a desire to help others, his skills on the operating table have saved countless lives, and he now trains others in the techniques he has developed on the frontline. David Nott reads his remarkable story, telling us about what motivates him and his experiences of war.


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5 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
9 Nov 2018

"may I commend to you my Book of the Month, War Doctor by David Nott, a tale of life, death, and yes, love."

"I have travelled the world in search of trouble. It is a kind of addiction, a pull I find hard to resist." Anyone who read my profile of trauma surgeon David Nott in last week's magazine can be in little doubt why this memoir is my Book of the Month. For the past 25 years, Nott has been taking unpaid leave from his day job in the NHS to work in the world's war and disaster zones—and latterly training others to do so through the David Nott Foundation.