What is it?
Are we aware of it?
We deal with it every day as surgeons. We are on the other side of the drapes while our anesthesia colleagues put our patients out of “consciousness” and under anesthesia.
The other day, I had a young, nervous, 41-year-old patient call to ask me: “Will I be asleep or awake for surgery?”
I replied to my nurse that it would be general anesthesia and that he …