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A History of Research in Anesthesia

  • Edmond I Eger II

Abstract

Research in anesthesia has taken several forms. Other essays in this book supply detailed histories of those specific researches, including the discovery of new anesthetics and anesthetic adjuvant drugs, advances in anesthetic delivery and monitoring, measurement and codification of anesthetic pharmacodynamics and kinetics, and the development of vehicles for the exchange of information on research (societies, books and journals). We refer the reader to these chapters for details of the histories of specific researches. The present chapter supplies an overview, a summary of the progress in anesthesia research.

Keywords

History of anesthesia research Anesthesia research history Drug research in anesthesia Pharmacokinetic research history 

Notes

Acknowledgment

I thank Dr. John W. Severinghaus for his several suggestions.

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© Edmond I Eger, MD 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative CareUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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