David Nott is a consultant surgeon, specializing in general and vascular surgery. He has also volunteered to work in disaster and war zones for over two decades. He lives in London.
“Surgeons in training and those looking for a fly-on-the-wall perspective of nontraditional treatment centers in violence-stricken areas will find themselves fully engaged in Nott’s firsthand accounts.” — Library Journal
"A series of gripping and fascinating medical stories." — Kirkus
". . . remarkable memoir. . . Nott relates his extensive knowledge of trauma surgery and medicine to the events he writes about in a fluid prose style that is readily understandable to readers outside the health-care profession. The result is a remarkably powerful personal and expert account of the drastic toll war exacts on human beings and a stirring bringing-to-light of the many ways people behind the scenes help mitigate the damage." — Booklist