May 25, 2020: Posted by One Surgery Admin
About the book
Surgery on the Shoulders of Giants is a heart-wrenching but ultimately uplifting collection of letters written during the medical travels of Saqib Noor, a surgeon in training and a doctor passionate about healthcare in impoverished areas of the world.
Saqib qualified from Nottingham Medical School in 2004 and subsequently has embarked on a career in orthopaedic surgery. The events in the book are described in real time, beginning in South Africa with a series of personal and vivid letters, and continues over a ten year span in various countries and settings.
The writings describe the disasters of the Haiti earthquake and the unprecedented Pakistan floods of 2010 as well as travels to South Africa, Cambodia, Ethiopia and Myanmar.
The letters reveal the immense complexities and challenges of medical work in austere environments as well as the emotional toll it takes on all involved. The stories are filled with sadness yet inspired by hope and truly promote an underlying faith in the goodness of the human condition.
The book is recommended for anyone wanting a terrifically unique human insight into medical care during disasters and the health challenges facing some of the poorest parts of the world.
These letters are likely to stay with the reader many years after they have been read.
“An inspiration and source of solace for anyone walking a similar path” – Dominique Vervoort
“This book is not only for surgeons but sociologists, journalists, and essential reading for every medical student” – Michael Lawrence, World Orthopaedic Concern
“It is great to learn such powerful messages from a younger colleague and I will take these messages with me forever” – Tony Clayson, Consultant orthopaedic surgeon
“The most incredible book ….”
“Who would expect a dedicated doctor to write of his experiences with a poet’s heart?”
“Breathtaking and riveting read, far more emotional, impactful and in some ways, more insightful than Gawande’s books!”
About the giveaway
One.Surgery will have this page open for a limited time only on Global Surgery Day 2020, where readers can request a virtual book signing by Saqib Noor – a full, complete colour PDF copy of the book, along with a personalised note from the author will be delivered to your e-mail (after processing).
There are no hidden catches, no untoward data collection, no spams, no scams.
One.Surgery is dedicated to global surgery and believes this book will help enlighten all those who read it on the plight of the millions of people worldwide without access to safe surgery.
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