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Recognizing that all Life is truly Profound.......

In my book-'THE HOUSE OF MAD ECCENTRICS-Medieval Instruments, Wheezing Old Geezers & the Adventures of a Male Nurse'

I share the rigorous life of Student Nurse training; with the very bizarre, often incredibly eccentric-yet quite brilliant, Surgeons and Doctors who taught us.

During the mid-1950's, in a hospital in Blackburn, Northern England, we learned the very essence of superior Bedside  Nursing Care. Using our God-given senses, along with the skills we learned from those noisy, demanding, and strict disciplinarians, the Ward Sisters, we became great NURSES.

I discovered & understood, that the gentle touch of a compassionate, warm and loving heart, with the well qualified caring skills for another, profoundly touched every aspect of life for our patients.

Recognizing that all Life is truly Profound.......

In my book-'THE HOUSE OF MAD ECCENTRICS-Medieval Instruments, Wheezing Old Geezers & the Adventures of a Male Nurse'

I share the rigorous life of Student Nurse training; with the very bizarre, often incredibly eccentric-yet quite brilliant, Surgeons and Doctors who taught us.

During the mid 1950's, in a hospital in Blackburn, Northern England, we learned the very essence of superior Bedside  Nursing Care. Using our God-given senses, along with the skills we learned from those noisy, demanding, and strict disciplinarians, the Ward Sisters, we became great NURSES.

I discovered & understood, that the gentle touch of a compassionate, warm and loving heart, with the well qualified  caring skills for another, profoundly touched every aspect of life for our patients.

My Story

Oldest of 5 children, with most of my childhood being treated for acute respiratory illness and missing so much school, I had no opportunity for higher education. However, in the Boy Scouts-age 12 & on, graduating to the St. John's Ambulance Team for excellent First Aid skills. Loving, & excelling I learned anatomy & physiology and dealing with injuries. It became 'second nature'.

Left school at 15, apprenticeship to be a Draughtsman, going through engineering school. They threw me out after crashing a massive milling, then drilling machine...ouch!

Needing surgery for osteomyelitis in left arm-opening up the radius bone, twice,  meant going into the orthopedics ward for 2 weeks-twice. There I watched, listened, questioned, did some cleaning of syringes and instruments. I could do this. At 17 became a Cadet Nurse; at 18 a Student Nurse, I was on my way, and I learned great things.

Next Steps...

Join me, learn the finest of Bedside Nursing techniques, how to utilize our innate abilities to listen, observe, touch and even use our sense of smell. The realm of those great old physicians, who made an accurate primary diagnosis, simply utilizing their senses. (ER Nurses are also great at this today.)

That centuries-old building-which held a mystery from that last century, was my hospital, a place of profound joy, laughter, great camaraderie and occasionally, sadness. Surgeons and Physicians all, with their bizarre behavior bringing quiet laughter; always in their unique way amusing and colorful, yet were equally brilliant, always the source of my amazement.

Discover these truly, fascinating Medical Mysteries; beat the Epidemiologist at his own game; meet the Surgeon who wore the same suit, with his food stained tie-everywhere-for four years; feel the excitement of Student Nurses plunging Spinal Needles into a dying heart-and their results.

'THE HOUSE of MAD ECCENTRICS-Medieval Instruments, Wheezing Old Geezers & the Adventures of a Male Nurse' will not disappoint you.