Critical by Matt Morgan

Published November 3, 2021

Critical by Matt Morgan

Book info

  • Title Critical
  • Author Matt Morgan
  • Year 2019
  • Genre Memoir

There is no room for error in the ICU. Full focus is required at all times. It can be the difference between life and death. Through the remarkable stories of his patients, Dr. Matt Morgan guides you through the body and its organs. He explains how various critical conditions arise, and all that goes into treating them – from the science, research and technology, to the tireless efforts of the doctors and nurses. This book gives you powerful insights about intensive care, many of which may prevent you, or those close to you, from ending up there. It will even teach you how to save a life.


I’ve read quite a lot of books about people working in the medical industry - doctors, paramedics, nurses, etc, but this is the first that focused on intensive care. The book is really nicely structured, with chapters focusing on different areas of the mind, body and soul to then tell stories about the philosophies of intensive care, the prospects and outcomes, the history of it and how it has improved, with plenty of patient examples to illustrate. Highs and lows, as always with this type of book, but very insightful.

Rating: 4 / 5

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