…of World Anaesthesia Day & sleep…


October 16th whispers “wakey wakey” this fine World Anaesthesia Day!!!

At the risk of you being ‘aghast’, I will leave whether this event is a ‘sleeper’ or ‘keeper’ up to you!!!….( ether/or it’s in your hands! )

“World Anesthesia Day commemorates the first successful demonstration of ether anesthesia on October 16, 1846. This ranks as one of the most significant events in the history of Medicine and took place at the Massachusetts General Hospital, home of the Harvard School of Medicine. The discovery made it possible for patients to obtain the benefits of surgical treatment without the pain associated with an operation. The date (16 October) is now globally recognised as World Anaesthesia Day in respect of the importance of this event.”

No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap. ~Carrie Snow

Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care
The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath
Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,
Chief nourisher in life’s feast.
~William Shakespeare, Macbeth

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one. ~Leo J. Burke

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. ~Author Unknown

Sleep is perverse as human nature,
Sleep is perverse as legislature….
So people who go to bed to sleep
Must count French premiers or sheep,
And people who ought to arise from bed
Yawn and go back to sleep instead.
~Ogden Nash, Read This Vibrant Exposé

A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by
One after one; the sound of rain, and bees
Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas,
Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky –
I’ve thought of all by turns, and still I lie
~William Wordsworth, “To Sleep”

All whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when asleep, are in a world of their own. ~adapt. Plutarch

Cheers to a fine finesse filled Friday and weekend that smiles—sleep!!!



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