Many years spent as an anesthesiologist, regulating people's level of consciousness, heart and circulatory function, their reactions to extreme pain and stress, revealed many insights in the practical description of the actions of anesthetic drugs on the human body, as well as their use in managing the pain experienced by women in labor. Moreover, these same insights show how the functioning of the human body and natural laws both generate and confirm human beliefs in the immaterial pantheons and worlds preached by all religions.
These insights are the inspiration for my last three books and websites. I hope my readers will also share my sense of wonder.
The Unholy Legacy of Abraham - Why do people believe in the reality of God, the human soul and a life after death? What are the consequences of living according to the holy laws of the Bible, Torah or Koran? The Unholy Legacy of Abraham discusses the basis of belief in the three Abrahamic religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam, revealing the ways selective observation, combined with the functioning of the human body, and natural laws apparently prove the reality of faith in the immaterial reality of religions. Furthermore, the reader is treated to an analysis of the holy texts of these religions, proving that to live strictly according to the holy laws in these texts would require the deaths of at least 70 per cent of the European population; how the Koran explains the failing Russian and American space effort; why the ministry of Jesus was flawed; how Noah and Moses proved the imperfection of God, and why Joan of Arc was burned alive for wearing trousers.
Anesthesiaweb is a website answering questions many people ask about anesthesia, such as: "Isn't anesthesia dangerous?" "Doesn't anesthesia cause dementia and mental changes?" "What about anesthesia during pregnancy?" "Shouldn't pregnant women avoid anesthetic gases?" Other questions are answered about how anesthesia demonstrates the properties of the human soul (if it exists). There are many, many other discussions of anesthesia related topics of interest to anesthesiologists as well as people looking for information on various topics related to anesthesia.
"Gerry's Real World Guide to Pharmacokinetics & Other Things" is a simple book on pharmacokinetics for anaesthetists written in a wry, tongue-in-cheek style from the sometimes cynical viewpoint of an older, and hopefully wiser practical anaesthetist. Each chapter is a story set in an operating theatre, using examples and illustrations from the real world of anaesthetic practice to explain the system of thought and techniques needed to apply the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of anaesthetic drugs to answer common clinical problems. Some chapters also include lessons on fascinating lesser known, but important aspects of physiology related to anaesthetic practice. For example, readers can learn to calculate how long passengers on a jetliner can remain conscious after a window or door blows out at 11,000 meters altitude, while yet another chapter explains a way of calculating how long people can live without breathing! Click on the link to see how the phamacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles taught in this book can be used to calculate REMIFENTANIL PCA/ infusion regimes used to treat the pain of women in labor!