This is a collection from the Royal College of Physicians and Oxford Brookes University of video recordings of biographical interviews with over 130 important figures in clinical medicine and science from the United Kingdom and Australia.
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At the start of this interview Dr Derek Wylie, dean of the Faculty of Anaesthetists 1967-70 and dean of St. Thomas' Medical School 1974-79, talks about his schooling and training in medicine at Cambridge University and at St Thomas' Medical School, where he graduated in 1943. He then speaks of his appointment as anaesthetist on the honorary staff of St Thomas' in 1947 following wartime service in the RAF in the Middle East. His publication of a textbook with Harold Churchill-Davidson and clinical investigations into muscle relaxant drugs are discussed. The interview then moves on to his extensive involvement in anaesthesia on a national level; with the Association of Anaesthetists (he helped set up a pioneering audit on perioperative deaths associated with anaesthesia), and the Faculty of Anaesthetists at the Royal College of Surgeons, where he eventually served as dean from 1967-70. Dr Wylie reflects on developments in anaesthetist education, including the Faculty of Anaesthetists breaking away from the Roya…
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