Introducing: Dr Alastair Innes, editor of Davidson’s Essentials of Medicine Edinburgh born and trained, Alastair has done his fair share of working in other great cities such as: Newcastle, London and even Los Angeles. But it would seem that all roads lead to Edinburgh where Alastair returned to his present job as a chest physician in 1993. He has special interests in lung physiology and cystic fibrosis, and is involved in the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium research programme.
There’s no rest for the busy and Alastair has a very full life outside of work enjoying music, sailing and tinkering with anything, especially his 35 year old Triumph TR6, which he bought second hand as a houseman. He is also married with three children but still finds time to edit books, for which we at the Naked Truth are very grateful!
Alastair told us that ‘’The Davidson’s Essentials project was a real challenge; ‘as a Scot I like the idea of “distilling” the information in the parent book into something that packs value (and punch) into a small and portable format. What better than sitting in a comfy chair by the fire with Essentials? – after all it is lighter than a laptop!’’
Take a look at a sample chapter of the book here and let us know what you think. Enjoy!