Compassionate Steel: The memoirs of Wylie Gibbs, surgeon, by Wylie Gibbs

By Wylie Gibbs

Wylie Gibbs relates really interesting vignettes from his fifty years as a health practitioner in Australia, Britain, Saudi Arabia and Fiji.

One incident pertains to his therapy of the overdue major Minister Harold Holt, forty-eight hours ahead of his disappearance. His dialogue of this episode, illuminated via his shut courting with Mr Holt, must throw extra mild upon this enduring secret. Mr Gibbs also highlights the brilliant advances in medication which were made in his lifetime and lines his personal profession as student, intern, flying health care provider and advisor physician, with a short interlude as Member of Parliament.

Of unique curiosity are his remedies of 3 individuals of 'royalty': a local Torres Strait 'king', the second-in-line to the Saudi throne and one other member of Saudi royalty.

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