By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

We usually think of doctors saving lives in hospitals, but I had the experience of watching one of my students save the life of another doctor at lunch one day some four years ago.

My class at the time was comprised of four doctors: an orthopedic surgeon, a cardiac surgeon, an Ob-Gyn and an internal medicine specialist (the equivalent of a GP in the states).

We were having lunch at a local steakhouse when I noticed that the orthopedic surgeon, who was 92 at the time, acting strangely before moving his hands to his throat – the universal sign of choking! I told the group, “I think Dr. XX is in trouble” as I stood up.

Everyone focused their attention on Dr. XX. The GP said, “He’s becoming cyanotic” while the Ob-Gyn quietly looked at him, probably trying to evaluate the situation.

The cardiac surgeon had stood up when I announced my observation and was already at the side of Dr. XX. He bent him forward and began to apply back blows.

I watched in admiration as the he directed his blows precisely in line with the area of the trachea where food was most likely to be lodged. Some fifteen to twenty seconds later his efforts were rewarded by Dr. XX coughing out the piece of meat that had stuck in his throat.

I’m pretty sure that any of the other doctors would have tried the same thing if the surgeon hadn’t acted, but doubt if any of them could have done so with the same anatomical precision I had witnessed.

Dr. Souichi Hashimoto deserves kudos for having saved a life that day!










Books published by AELS (AELS出版書籍)


原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド


Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools – English Edition (魔女学院&光塾(英語)

By Billy Hammond

迷える魔女の戦い (魔女学院&光塾シリーズ第2)

原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド


Lost Witch (Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku Series Book 2) – English Edition (迷える魔女: 魔女学院&光塾第2弾:英語版)

By Billy Hammond

幸せを運ぶ魔法のチャレンジ 魔女学院&光塾シリーズの第3(Fate & Magic Jp)

原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド


“Fate & Magic” Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku Series – Japanese Witch Schools Book 3 – English Edition (幸せを運ぶ魔法のチャレンジの英語版)

By Billy Hammond

Regressed 「過去に生きて・・・」

原作&翻訳:ビレー ハモンド


Regressed – English Edition

By Billy Hammond