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Visiting The Ether Dome

The Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital is a historical site in medicine for serving as the amphitheater for the first public demonstration of surgical anesthesia by William T.G. Morton on October 16, 1946. Here are some pictures…

Difference Between MAC and Sedation

Medical procedures span such a vast spectrum. A simple peripheral IV placement often requires no anesthetic whereas complex cardiovascular surgeries warrant carefully administered general anesthetics. Procedures like external reductions of…

Tips For Beginning Anesthesiology Residency

Arguably, anesthesiology has one of the largest learning curves right off the bat. Though you'll rely on the medical knowledge you've obtained through medical school and as an intern, clinical anesthesiology is something entirely different.…

“The Patient Is Moving!”

Patient movement is a normal, reflexive response to a stimulus not completely blunted by a "light" anesthetic. This does NOT mean the patient is aware of what is happening. These are two entirely different concepts and unfortunately…

My Changing Views About Anesthesiology

In high school, I distinctly remember viewing the field of anesthesiology as one for the weaklings. Something that's easy. Something which requires knowing a few drugs, some simple procedures, and having the luxury of doing nothing 95% of…

World Anesthesia Day!

Before the 1840s, the advancement of surgery was hampered by a lack of anatomical knowledge, poor aseptic techniques, and especially a lack of safe, reproducible anesthetic techniques. Beyond remedies like alcohol and opium, patients had…