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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.

View the Arthur E. Guedel Anesthesia collection on Calisphere.

The Story of Anesthesia

The CSA Committee on History, in collaboration with the ASA and Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, has created a short three-minute, public-facing, animated video presentation that tells the “Story of Anesthesia.” This short film was created to help celebrate CSA’s 75 years as a professional society representing the medical specialty of Anesthesiology.

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