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Blood, sweat and fears: medical practitioners and medical students of South Australia who served in World War 1 by Christopher Verco; Annette Summers; Anthony Swain; Michael JellyBlood, Sweat and Fears describes those medical practitioners and medical students connected to South Australia who served in the armed forces, at home or abroad, during what we now know as World War 1. They range from 18-66 years of age and from student to professor. Each is described in a one page biography; there are over 200 biographies. Some were to distinguish themselves in action with high military decorations and some were to distinguish themselves in their later medical careers. The Australian medical colleges in medicine, surgery, women's health, radiology and anaesthesia drew their early leaders from these South Australians.
Blood, sweat and fears II : medical practitioners of South Australia on active service after World War 2 to Vietnam 1945-1975 by Annette Summers; Tony Swain; Michael Jelly; Christopher Verco; Army Health Services Historical Research Group (South Australia)Events during and immediately after World War 2 cemented Australia's continuous role in military support of the Asian region. This book includes biographies of 68 South Australian doctors who served in the military from 1945 to 1975. Each is a medical practitioner with a South Australian connection, be it by birth, domicile, education or medical practice who subsequently served in the Defence Forces within this time period.
Blood, sweat and fears III : medical practitioners of South Australia who served in World War 2 by Tony Swain; Michael Jelly; Christopher Verco; Annette Summers; Army Museum of South Australia.Britain declared war on Germany on 3rd September 1939. Australia, as part of the British Empire, also declared war on Germany. Australian Prime Minister Robert Menzies famously announced: Fellow Australians, it is my melancholy duty to inform you officially, that in consequence of a persistence by Germany in her in1Jasion of Poland, Great Britain has declared war upon her and that, as a result, Australia is also at war. Consequently, approximately one million Australian men and women committed themselves to military service in the Australian armed forces during WW2. Blood, Sweat and Fears m, completes the trilogy of books of the lives of South Australian doctors who served during WW2. There are 279 one-page biographies in this book that describes the commitment and compassion of the doctors who were willing to set aside their professional lives to serve their country, during this terrible time. Interspersed with the biographies are snippets of direct quotes from diaries and newspapers, which places the reader into the context of Australian people during WW2. This important book completes a trilogy that documents the war service of South Australian doctor's from 1914-1975.--Blurb from back cover.
The Chloroformist by Dr Christine BallUntil 1846, surgery was performed without anaesthesia: extraordinary operations, carried out on conscious, terrified patients. Surgeons of that era were bold and courageous and saved many lives, but anaesthesia changed everything. With an unconscious patient, the surgeon could take his time. Surgery became slower, more careful and more delicate. And as anaesthesia removed the pain of surgery, the medical world gave more attention to surgical infection, heralding in the use of antiseptics and eventually aseptic surgery.
A circuitous history of anaesthesia and analgesia in Cairns to 2017 by Grace, RobertFrom foreword: One afternoon the question arose, "Who gave the first general anaesthetic in Cairns?" It is from this question that this work has arisen. The material presented goes significantly beyond who gave the first anaesthetic, incorporating many contemporary figures and interesting sidelines".
Ether Day: the strange tale of America's greatest medical discovery and the haunted men who made it by Julie M. FensterOn Friday, October 16, 1846, only one operation was scheduled at Massachusetts General Hospital.... That day in Boston, the operation was the routine removal of a growth from a man's neck. But one thing would not be routine: instead of using pulleys, hooks, and belts to subdue a patient writhing in pain, this crucial operation would be the first performed under a general anesthetic.
From Craft to Specialty: a medical and social history of anesthesia and its changing role in health care by David ShephardFrom Craft to Specialty is a medical and social history of surgical anesthesia, from long before the advent of modem' clinical anesthesia in 1846 to the present day. It emphasizes the fact that, over the past century and a half, anesthesia has progressed from being a craft based on empirical knowledge, to a discipline in which a scientific approach began to shape its practice, and, finally, in the 1930s,to become a medical specialty that encompassed research and formal education.
The History of anaesthesia: Proceedings of the fifth international symposium on the history of anesthesia, Santiago, Spain, 19-23 September 2001 by Diz, Jose C; Franco, Avelino; Bacon, Douglas R; Rupreht, Joseph; Alvarez, Julian
Call Number: 617.9609 HIS
Publication Date: 2002
More Notable Names in Anaesthesia by Alistair G. McKenzie (Editor)This follow-on volume to Notable Names in Anaesthesia edited by J. Roger Maltby (2002) includes eponyms used on a daily basis in the practice of anaesthesiology. Some of these in alphabetical order are: Aintree intubation catheter, Heidbrink valve, Luer-lock, PCA, pulse oximeter, Ritchie whistle, Seldinger wire, Sprotte spinal needle, TCI, Vienna score and Yankauer sucker. The origins of these names and short biographies of the men and women are readily available by dipping into the alphabetical arrangement. The book also features numerous eponymous awards and lectures arranged by societies and colleges of anaesthesiology across the globe as well as famous museums and textbooks. There are 72 entries, but some include more than one name, so the total number of biographies is 74, provided by 11 authors; McKenzie himself contributed 62 of the entries. More Notable Names in Anaesthesia should appeal to both medical and veterinary anaesthetists, operating department practitioners, nurses, medical students and anyone passionate about the history of medicine.
Oh Excellent Air Bag: Under the Influence of Nitrous Oxide, 1799-1920 by Adam GreenThe summer of 1799 saw a new fad take root in a certain circle of British society: the inhalation of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas. The pioneer of these experiments was a young Humphry Davy, future President of the Royal Society, whose descriptions of being under the influence, as well as those penned by his clique, are among the most remarkable in the history of science.
Persistence pays : the discovery of Dr William Russ Pugh's log and journal of his 1835 voyage from England to New Holland by John Paull"By locating and publishing the diary of William Russ Pugh, Dr John Paull has made a valuable contribution to the story of Tasmania’s early European immigrants and to our knowledge of a particularly innovative and colourful doctor. As well as providing a transcription of the diary he has added well-researched footnotes to provide context to Pugh’s observations. The work complements Not Just an Anaesthetist, the author’s first book on William Pugh who introduced surgical anaesthesia to Australia in 1847. But it can also be read as a stand-alone example of a surgeon’s shipboard diary on a voyage from England to Hobart in 1835."--Foreword.
S.A.A.D : a history of the society for the advancement of anaesthesia in dentistry by Peter SykesThis book traces the history of SAAD, and by inference that of dental sedation, from the inaugural meeting in 1957 through to 2002.
Woman war doctor : the life of Mary De Garis by Ruth L. LeeOne of the first generation of the women ‘medicals’ to graduate from Melbourne University, Mary De Garis was a pioneering doctor in the early 20th century. Of an established Mildura family, she practised in the Outback before serving in World War One as a doctor in Serbia.
After the War she settled in Geelong where, beloved by generations of women, she was the city’s first female obstetrician, providing safe childbirth before the advent of antibiotics and blood transfusions. Her life and loves and the struggles she faced as a leader in her field are the subject of this fascinating biography.
Ruth’s book received a commendation at the Victorian Community History Awards 2015 in the category of Centenary of World War One.
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Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on the History of Anesthesia
Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on the History of Anesthesia: Boston, MA, October, 2017 by Manisha S. Desai, Sukumar P. DesaiThe 9th International Symposium on the History of Anaesthesia was held in Boston in October of 2017. This international symposium was first held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 1982 and it continues to grow in both breadth and in attendance. Every four years it provides an opportunity for academics, clinicians and amateur enthusiasts to learn about the history of a profession that has changed the course of medicine and indeed mankind.
Highlights from "Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on the History of Anesthesia"
Cronin M. 2018. Museuming: things museums should be doing. In: Desai MS. Desai SP, editors. Proceedings of the 9th international symposium on the history of anesthesia. Boston: 2018. p. 3.
Cronin M. 2018. Where are all the women? Exploring the seemingly invisible history of women in anaethesia. In: Desai MS. Desai SP, editors. Proceedings of the 9th international symposium on the history of anesthesia. Boston: 2018. pp. 158-161.
Chong CT. 2018. Historical perspectives on total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA). In: Desai MS. Desai SP, editors. Proceedings of the 9th international symposium on the history of anesthesia. Boston: 2018. pp. 191-193.
9th international symposium on the history of anesthesia [program]: Boston ISHA-9 2017Contains abstracts and schedule of the 9th International Symposium on the History of Anesthesia held in Boston, October 2017.