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While You Sleep

Roy Humble

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ISBN 10: 1907040781 / ISBN 13: 9781907040788
Published by Melrose Books, 2011
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Title: While You Sleep

Publisher: Melrose Books

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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Everyone thanks their surgeon after a successful operation. But what about the person who brought you through that surgery - the anaesthetist? What does he or she actually do for a living? If you have ever wondered about the missing hours while you were asleep, the action behind the anaesthetic mask that you can never see, this book will be an eye-opener. Writing for both a lay and professional audience, the author uses a mixture of memoir, travelogue and history to present a very personal insight into his speciality, delving into a seemingly limitless and often hilarious collection of stories to open up the doors of the operating room and to trace the development of modern anaesthesia and its importance in the pages of social progress. While You Sleep imparts far more than it promises. It will delight from page one.

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Roy Humble was born at Bellfield, Dumbarton, on the West coast of Scotland in 1930. He qualified in Medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1953 and after two years of compulsory Army service in the Middle East spent his early years as a family physician in East and Central Africa. After completing his anaesthetic training in England he worked as a Consultant Anaesthetist in Dumfries before emigrating to Canada with his wife Betty and their four children in 1969. Combining clinical and teaching duties in Edmonton, Alberta with an increasing interest in the history of medicine and anaesthesia, he published and lectured in both these fields, finding time also for his lifelong love of golf and for volunteer work as a figure skating judge. In 1995 he published The Voice of the Hills, the remarkable story of his uncle, Ben Humble MBE, who overcame total deafness to become a leading pioneer of mountain rescue in Scotland.

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