Medicine and fiction writing

So, every time I’ve tried to write a blog post lately, I’ve had nothing in my head to write about. Except, that is, one idea. So, I’m finally giving in, just to get it out of my cranium if nothing else.

I’m going to write about something near and dear to my heart.
My job.

While I’m slowly writing my way through a variety of novels and short stories, I keep the lights on and the roof over my head as a practicing anesthesiologist.
I think there are a lot of misconceptions about anesthesia out there, and I’ve critiqued a number of short stories in the past regarding their use of it.

So, I’m going to write a series of posts covering the following:
Conscious sedation
The death of Michael Jackson
General anesthesia, and the drugs related to it
Lethal injection
How to use anesthesia for nefarious purposes in your fiction

So keep checking back in. First post goes up this week!


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