Roy Humble - Anaesthetist and Author

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Roy M. Humble was born at Bellfield, Dumbarton, on the West coast of Scotland, in 1930. He qualified in Medicine at the University of Glasgow in Roy Humble anaesthetising a patient in May 19871953 and after 2 years of compulsory Army service in the Middle East spent his early years as a family physician in East and Central Africa. After completing his training in anaesthesia in England he worked as a Consultant Anaesthetist at Dumfries before emigrating to Canada with his wife Betty and their four children. Combining clinical and teaching duties in Edmonton, Alberta with an increasing interest in the history of medicine and anaesthesia, he published and lectured in both these fields, finding time also for volunteer work as a competitive figure skating judge.

The Voice Of The Hills - Biography of Ben Humble MBE by Roy HumbleIn 1995 he published "The Voice of the Hills", the remarkable story of his uncle, Ben Humble, MBE, who overcame total deafness to become a leading pioneer of mountain rescue in Scotland. Click HERE for more information on Ben Humble. 

Roy's peripatetic and varied career led him across three continents. Following the success of "The Voice of the Hills" he has now combined a series of fascinating and often highly amusing short stories into a new work, a searching behind the scenes account of life in a specialty he never intended to enter.

'WHILE YOU SLEEP - A personal journey in anaesthesia'
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.

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.  


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