UMMS Affiliation

Department of Anesthesiology

Publication Date


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Anesthesiology | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine


Editor’s note: The absence of a recognized formal curriculum in anesthesia history means that many of us have known and unknown gaps in our knowledge. These gaps limit our ability to understand how things came to be, how things may become and how we can affect the future. I have asked Dr. Manisha Desai and Dr. Sukumar Desai to provide a survey of medical history. The goals of this primer are 1) to educate, and 2) to help individuals target future study. Below is the first article in a continuing series.


Desai MS, Desai SP. Primer on Medical History for Anesthesiologists: Introduction. Bulletin of Anesthesia History 2012;30(2):22-23. Link to issue on publisher's website

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Bulletin of Anesthesia History

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