Roy Humble - Anaesthetist and Author

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'The Voice Of The Hills - The Story of Ben Humble MBE'

If you would like to order a copy of 'The Voice Of The Hills' please click on the button below to order and pay with PayPal or for other payment options please email and include your name and full address and we will reply with further information. The RRP for this book is 17.50 but if you order here you can take advantage of our special pricing of just 13.99 plus 2 postage and packaging to the UK or 5 postage and packing worldwide. If you wish to order the book and pay by personal cheque please click here for instructions.

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If you would like to find out more about Ben Humble MBE please go to the website of the Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage group at As well as an extensive biographical summary, this website's section on Ben includes many photographs, book covers, published extracts and other material from his colourful and varied life. You will also be able to view some of the classic 16mm films he produced which have been preserved by Scottish Film Archives - click HERE to go to the Ben Humble page directly.-


'WHILE YOU SLEEP - A personal journey in anaesthesia'   

The best way to approach this very personal journey is to start at the beginning, remembering the individuals and circumstances that led me first into medicine and then somehow into anaesthesia, from the last hurrah of open chloroform and ether to the highly sophisticated technology of today. Of those individuals a few were idols, some were teachers, others simply colleagues and friends, all of them overshadowed by the pioneers who showed the way. This is their story as well as mine, and occasionally that of fascinating places along the road.

This new work has now been published by Melrose Books, St Thomas Place, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4CG Telephone +44 (0)1353 646608. North American orders can be placed through or or directly through the author at  United Kingdom or other international orders may be made through,,, or through your local bookseller.  

Early comments by readers have included the following: a fabulous book, beautifully written and with wonderful stories; a masterly manuscript; thoroughly enjoyed it; a lot of thought has gone into it as well as a fund of very amusing stories.

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