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  • By: Colin Black
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  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
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That’s about as far as you get, counting backwards, as you wait for surgery to begin—and that’s all most people know about what I do.  

But what happens between you conking out and waking up? And what does the anaesthetist have to do with it all? Do they just sit around playing sudoku while the rest of the team do all the hard work? And why are they so obsessed with what time you ate dinner?

Join Colin Black on his journey from accidental medical student to HSE and NHS trainee and, finally, consultant paediatric anaesthetist at the largest children’s hospital in Ireland, where any given day could end in laughter or tears—and that’s just the staff.

Razor-sharp and forthright, Gas Man is a disarming and frequently hilarious account of life in one of the most fascinating and thrilling professions at medicine’s frontline, where every day is a heady cocktail of severe pressure, poignancy and profound social awkwardness.

©2021 Colin Black (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Hard to put down

Excellently written, so engaging, funny and insightful. Highly recommend it, especially for those who are curious to know what goes on when your under. Really appreciate all my anaesthetists for what they do. This was hard to put down from the start.

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Just the best

Convalescing in hospital myself after a long surgery, I found this book both reassuring and entertaining. I loved the anecdotes, though I recommend waiting a few days after abdominal surgery before listening (laughing = ouuucchh!) haha

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Firkin great

Thank you Colin, thoroughly enjoyed and boy did you make me chuckle with some of the analogies. Learnt and understood more about the medical profession, and the cool dudes - Anethatist and how to pronounce correctly, s*** don’t know how to spell properly though. Pleased to see the mono brow situation has been rectified and what a great pair you have 😂. Look forward to the next book seeing as you have another 30 years in the business. Keep up the great work, loved the book and learnt a lot.

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Entertaining

Another entertaining and mostly light hearted medical autobiography. I nearly turned off 2 mins in due to the audio performance but somehow either he improved or I got used to it and thoroughly enjoyed.

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