Anaesthesia Science presents the scientific foundations upon which the clinical practice of anaesthesia and care of the critically ill are based. * Written on the basis that basic science underlies the practice of anaesthesia * Contributors include some of the world's most eminent anaesthesiologists * Provides coverage on less well appreciated aspects of the subject, such as the microcirculation, multi-organ failure, and the theory of pain * Thoroughly integrates the clinical practice of anaesthesia with basic sciences, providing all the information needed in one convenient source * Based on the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) syllabus and aimed at trainee anaesthetists preparing for the FRCA, the European Diploma of Anaesthesiology and other equivalent examinations.
Nigel Webster graduated in Medicine from Leeds University in 1977 and obtained his PhD in 1985. He was appointed to the Chair in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care at the University of Aberdeen, in 1994. Professor Webster has an extensive publication record in inflammatory and immune responses in the critically ill. He reviews for a number of basic science, anaesthesia and critical care journals and is an Editorial Board member for the British Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine. Helen Galley obtained her PhD from the University of Leeds in 1989. She was appointed to the post of Lecturer in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care at the University of Aberdeen in 1995 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2000. Dr Galley has published 60 research papers, 26 reviews/editorials/chapters and edited 12 books. Her research interests focus on inflammatory and immune responses in the critically ill. Dr Galley reviews for a number of basic science, anaesthesia and critical care journals and is a member of the Board of Management for the British Journal of Anaesthesia.