Ed Patrick

Ed Patrick discusses his experience balancing a career in medicine with his passion for comedy. He shares how he initially hid his comedy pursuits but eventually embraced them after receiving support from a consultant. Ed also talks about his fascination with parasites and how it led him to study medicine. He shares an interesting story about the origins of muscle relaxants and the use of a poison called Karare. Finally, Ed promotes his upcoming tour and book, both titled 'Catch Your Breath.'


  • Technology can be both helpful and frustrating, and it's important to find a balance.
  • Childbirth can be a joyful and challenging experience, and anesthesia plays a crucial role in ensuring a positive outcome.
  • Anesthesia involves different techniques and medications to numb pain and ensure patient comfort.
  • The medical field can be stressful and bureaucratic, but it is also rewarding and filled with opportunities for learning and growth.
  • Humor and misunderstandings can occur in the medical profession, and it's important to maintain a positive and compassionate approach. Balancing multiple passions can be challenging but rewarding.
  • Embracing and being open about your interests can lead to support and opportunities.
  • Fascination with a specific topic can drive a career choice.
  • Medical advancements often have interesting and unexpected origins.

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