During the revolution I was a rebel in the medical team in Yefren Hospital. At that time, I had recently graduated from university and I didn't have enough experience in dealing with serious cases and there was a shortage of doctors at that hospital.
There was a patient in critical condition in the intensive care unit (ICU), and he needed a special treatment. I had never given it because this drug needs special preparation. I had no choice, either to try to give the treatment or I will lose the patient.
I took a risk and calculated the minimal dose and gave it to him. I was very worried, and I said I wish I had a BNF Book - this book tells us the correct way to give medicine.
The next morning a rebel came to tell me that there was a man who brought with him some medication and needed a doctor to administer the medicine, so I went with him to administer the drugs. He was an old man and with him was a small box which he gave to me. I shook hands with the man and I thanked him and I went back to my room. When I opened the box I found a small book written on it 'BNF'. I cried because of the coincidence.
Ashref A. Elmansory