Przybylo has administered anesthesia more than 30,000 times in his career - erasing consciousness, denying memory, and immobilizing the body before reversing all of these effects - on newborn babies, screaming toddlers and sullen teenagers, his own son, and even a gorilla. With compassion and candor, he weaves his experiences into intimate stories that explore the nature of consciousness, the politics of pain relief, and the wonder of modern medicine.
Through its intense and humane tales of mistakes, near-disasters, life-saving successes, and moments of grace, Counting Backwards shines a light on one of the most fascinating but unexplored corners of the medical world.
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By PB on 13-04-18
I couldn't stop listening. I enjoyed the docs journey of life lessons. and his willingness to grow and better himself. I initially heard the docs interview on NPR radio and he talked of the loss of his wife, I thought that was going to tie into the book, but it wasn't about that. I was disappointed the way the book ended I assumed everything would come full circle with a point, but it just ended and that was it. Overall great audible book.
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