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The Resource Anesthesia : the Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness, Kate Cole-Adams

Anesthesia : the Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness, Kate Cole-Adams

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Anesthesia : the Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness
Title
Anesthesia
Title remainder
the Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness
Statement of responsibility
Kate Cole-Adams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Anesthetize: to render insensible. First there's the injection, then the countdown--and next thing you know, you're awake. [This book] is the story of the time in between, an exploration of that most crucial and baffling gift of modern medicine: the disappearing act that enables us to undergo procedures that would otherwise be impossibly, often fatally, painful. In the past 150 years, anesthesia has made surgical intervention routine, from open-heart surgery to the facelift. But how much do anesthesiologists really know about what happens when their patients go under? Can we hear and retain what's going on? Is pain still pain if we don't remember it? How does the unconscious mind deal with the body's experience of being sliced open and ransacked--and how can we help ourselves through it all? Kate Cole-Adams weaves her own personal experiences with surgery and its aftermath with the explorations and personal accounts of others, doctors and patients alike--accounts of people who wake under the knife, who experience traumatic reactions, dreams, hallucinations, and submerged memories--accounts that evoke and illuminate the provisional nature of the self. Haunting, lyrical, sometimes shattering, Cole-Adams leavens science with personal experience, and brings an intensely human curiosity to the unknowable realm beyond consciousness."--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cole-Adams, Kate
Dewey number
617.9/6
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
RD81
LC item number
.C597 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WO 200
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anesthesia
  • Consciousness
  • Anesthesia
  • Anesthesia
  • Consciousness
  • Unconsciousness
  • Anesthesia
  • Loss of consciousness
Label
Anesthesia : the Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness, Kate Cole-Adams
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Into the blue -- Going under. Awake ; Denial ; Paralysis ; Two hearts -- The cold bosom of the ocean. Questions without answers ; Things you don't know you know ; Weird science ; Moonless nights ; Lost days ; The most famous anesthesiologist in the world -- ; Adrift. The island ; Dreams ; Altered states ; Ghost stories -- Small bright fish. General amnesia ; A working hypothesis ; The memory keepers ; The perfect anesthetic -- Merging currents. Coming apart ; The hypnotist ; Regression -- Surfacing. Pulsations and palpitations ; The shallows ; Blood and blushing ; Ballast ; That younger me ; Sky ; Letting go ; Wings
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9781619029507
Lccn
2017034798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3202434
  • (OCoLC)995246783
  • (OCoLC)ocn995246783
  • 3154026
  • 3202434
Label
Anesthesia : the Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness, Kate Cole-Adams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Into the blue -- Going under. Awake ; Denial ; Paralysis ; Two hearts -- The cold bosom of the ocean. Questions without answers ; Things you don't know you know ; Weird science ; Moonless nights ; Lost days ; The most famous anesthesiologist in the world -- ; Adrift. The island ; Dreams ; Altered states ; Ghost stories -- Small bright fish. General amnesia ; A working hypothesis ; The memory keepers ; The perfect anesthetic -- Merging currents. Coming apart ; The hypnotist ; Regression -- Surfacing. Pulsations and palpitations ; The shallows ; Blood and blushing ; Ballast ; That younger me ; Sky ; Letting go ; Wings
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9781619029507
Lccn
2017034798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3202434
  • (OCoLC)995246783
  • (OCoLC)ocn995246783
  • 3154026
  • 3202434

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