Following hugely successful medical memoirs such as Do No Harm and Fragile Lives, Critical is an intelligent, compelling and profoundly insightful journey into the world of intensive care medicine.
Being critically ill means one or more of your vital organs have failed – this could be your lungs, your heart, your kidneys, gut or even your brain. Starting with the first recognised case in which a girl was saved by intensive care in 1952 in Copenhagen, Dr. Matt Morgan writes about the fascinating history, practices and technology in this newest of the major medical specialties. He draws on his time spent with real patients, on the brink of death, and explains how he and his colleagues fight against the odds to help them live. He also writes movingly about those cases which will always remain with him – the cases where the mysteries of the body proved too hard to solve.
“This book offers real insight into life and death medicine.” DR. MICHAEL MOSLEY