The English Surgeon (2007)

Genres - Culture & Society, Health & Fitness  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social Issues  |   Release Date - Jul 24, 2009 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Cammila Collar

This documentary by Geoffrey Smith tells the inspiring story of British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh, who turned the run-down remains of a Ukrainian hospital into a working surgery center. When Marsh visited the Kiev hospital in the 1990s, he was aghast at the deplorable conditions of both the facilities and the patients. Bent on creating a medical institution where sufferers at least had hope, he began collecting medical equipment, gradually providing those with injuries and tumors the opportunity to have life-saving procedures.

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hospital, surgeon