History of Anesthesia

Mission Statement:
To preserve and to disseminate information about the history of physician anesthesia in California for the public and the anesthesia community. To increase engagement with history and to connect it to present-day practice.
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CSA's 2022 History of Anesthesia Essay Contest

The committee welcomes submissions from California residents, fellows, and medical students for the 2022 History of Anesthesia in California Essay Contest. Essays should be less than 1000 words and use no more than five references. They will be judged in a blinded manner by the CSA history committee on the following criteria: content, style, organization, accuracy, and formatting.  

All contest participants will receive an original historical book from the Guedel Collection. The CSA Foundation for Education will award $1,000 to the first-place winner and $500 to the second-place runner-up.  

Additionally, the winner and runner-up will have the opportunity to submit their essays for publication in CSA Online First and Vital Times. The first-place winner will also receive the honor of presenting during the 2022 CSA Annual Meeting, with complimentary conference registration and up to $500 for travel expenses if a physical meeting occurs.   

To enter please review the official application document which includes information on suggested topics, length and format, reference requirements, and additional information on how to submit your essay. FIND ALL THE DETAILS HERE.

You can find initial reference materials on the CSA website here

Entries to the History of Anesthesia in California Essay Contest are due by 12:00 p.m. (PST) on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Please send entries to anes.history.CA@gmail.com.  

Questions are welcome and may be directed to: Jane S. Moon, M.D.  (JSMoon@mednet.ucla.edu).