From Copenhagen to Critical Care

Mar 21, 2017 by in ANESTHESIA Comments Off on From Copenhagen to Critical Care

Fig. 57.1 Patient with respiratory paralysis in the 1952 polio epidemic being manually ventilated with a Waters CO2 absorption system Logistics now became the problem. First, supplies of cuffed tracheostomy…

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A History of Cardiac Anesthesiology

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Fig. 61.1 A timeline of advances in cardiac anesthesia and surgery. Anesthesia by Morton enabled modern surgery, allowed the development of myriad new surgical procedures. Conversely, as Fig. 61.​1 shows,…

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The Evolution of Premedication

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Fig. 49.1 Henry K. Beecher (1904–1976). (Courtesy of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Park Ridge, IL.) Premedication is part of the history of anesthesia and thus deserves inclusion in our…

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A History of Veterinary Anesthesia

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Fig. 23.1 John Wright (Photograph of a painting of Wright; painter unknown. Photo taken by Robert Pearson and sent to EPS by Ron Jones) In 1847, Edward Mayhew reported in…

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A History of Intensive Care Medicine

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Fig. 58.1 British nurse Florence Nightingale during the Crimean War in the 1850s, is credited by many with having established the first intensive care unit. (Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) in the…

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