Interview with Dr. William Dinkins
QUESTION 14
INTERVIEWER:

NOW WILL YOU TELL US ABOUT OF THIS OPERATION, WHAT HAPPENED AS FAR AS THE ANESTHESIA AND YOU KNOW THE STORY….

Dr. William Dinkins:

Well, only thing about the anesthesia is when you are in surgery you notice the condition of the patient's blood. As long as it's bright red and the patient has adequate relaxation, he's under adequate anesthesia. Now, if he's getting a little too much anesthesia, the blood will begin to turn dark so after awhile, this actually happened. I saw his blood turn dark. And I called to the anesthetist and said I think you need to put him on 100% oxygen for awhile and the other doctor said I think we need to give him more anesthesia. I said no, 100% oxygen, he said more anesthesia, so he got more anesthesia. And the next thing I knew, he wasn't breathing any more.