Monday, September 29, 2008


"Oxygen" by Carol Cassella is quite a book. The practice of anesthesiologists was not something I thought about or even really considered before. I never realized how important they were in surgeries. I know, that sounds naive but it's true. While reading this book it made me think & wonder about how much power they truly have. I had 2 c-sections so I had encounters with 2 anesthesiologists but I never gave them a 2nd thought.

This book tells the story of Dr. Marie Heaton who is a fantastic anesthesiologist. Until 1 day in the operating room, a young patient dies and Marie can't figure out why. The twist in the book definitely surprised me (which I SO enjoy)! I really did like this book ... it was deeper than I usually read but that's not necessarily a bad thing. :)

1 comment:

Angie said...

Sounds like a fascinating book! I discovered through my one and only epidural experience just how powerful those people are! And what hero's they become especially in the labor and deliver ward!