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What is it like to have power over life and death, and yet to struggle with your own humanity? The English Surgeon is the story of acclaimed British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh, who has traveled to Ukraine for 15 years to treat patients who have been left to die; of his friend and medical colleague in Kyiv who carries on the fight despite official hostility and archaic surgical conditions; and of a young patient who hopes that Henry can save his life.
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Filmmaker Geoffrey Smith talks about the medical conditions in the Ukraine, the ethical choices that doctors have to make and what we can all learn from Dr. Henry Marsh.
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Interview with Henry Marsh
In this interview, Dr. Henry Marsh of The English Surgeon talks about the challenges of neurosurgery, how he began working with Igor in the Ukraine, the differences between Ukrainian and Western medicine and more.