Dr Herbert Barrie pioneered advances in resuscitation of the newborn; he published his findings and a film showing the practicalities of resuscitating a preterm infant was shown around the country. But his work went further: Herbert penned hundreds of articles and stories in a wide assortment of journals, periodicals and magazines. Highbrow articles detailing his research, amusing anecdotes, commentaries that were necessarily controversial. Many are included in this elegant book. Putting Tiny Patients First, compiled and edited by his son, tells the inspiring story of Herbert Barrie’s life as a paediatrician.
Dr Herbert Barrie was head of the department of child health at Charing Cross Hospital. He was a leading paediatrician and a pioneering neonatologist, and developed advances in resuscitation of the newborn. He passed away in 2017.
Before he found his calling, however, Blossom had to survive his youthful exuberance including a tour overseas as a US Army Special Forces paratrooper. After several months, he yearned to catch a glimpse of an American girl. He got his chance when he was honorably discharged and met Ellie, a beguiling lass from New Orleans. In love, he faced a future in medical school and other obstacles before realizing his dream of becoming a doctor.
Blossom succeeded, becoming a doctor in private practice in a small New Mexico community, just as the field of medicine experienced some serious changes. He recalls his many adventures in medical diagnosis, the demands of a professional career in pediatrics, and the evolution of his private and family life.
In his manuscript Blossom targets physicians & nurses, healthcare administrators & medical educators, parents & teachers, as well as the evolution of healthcare in America. Explore the daily life and responsibilities of a pediatrician working in a small town and join Blossom as he reminisces about his experiences in Alaska, Russia, New Zealand and beyond in Curandero: A Physicians Life Journey.
In this memoir, Burke weaves childhood, adolescent, and other personal experiences with the latest information on brain development to provide insight as to how ones experiences influence whom that person becomes. From the moment of ones first breath, ones experiences are unique. He discusses that who one becomes is driven by the interplay of genetics, expression of those genes, and cognitive-socio-economic influences.
Beyond the Quest to Become a Physician shares some challenges, knowledge, character changes, distractions, and revelations that Dr. Burke experienced. Therein he provides insight not only to the quest but also to the profession. Through his inspirational and true tales, he helps others to envision how parenting, goal-setting, perseverance, and character create the difference between success and failure.