Category Anaesthesiology

Francis Sibson

Biography Born 21 May 1814 in Cross Canonby, England Died 7 September 1876 Medical Eponyms Key Medical Attributions Major Publications Sibson F. On the changes induced in the situation and structure of the internal organs, under varying circumstances of health…

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DL: Dark Fate

Who has won the seven year bet on video laryngoscopy versus the old Mac? Let's find out - with a little help from The Terminator.

Rolland J. Whitacre

Biography Born Died Medical Eponyms Whitacre epidural needle Whitacre epidural needle tip is shaped into circular cone or bullet with side-hole for injection of solution. This Pencil Point (Whitacre point) is used for Spinal Anesthesia and is characterized by low…

Robert F. Hustead

Biography Born 1928 Pueblo, Colorado MD, Yale University 1950 – President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists 1959-1961 Johns Hopkins departments of anesthesiology and OB/GYN 1961 – University of Kansas School of Medicine 1973 – Ophthalmic anesthesia Wichita, Kansas Founder…

Ralph M. Waters

Biography Born on October 9, 1883 North Bloomfield, Ohio 1945 – President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Died on December19, 1979 Medical Eponyms Waters To-and-Fro Carbon Dioxide Absorption Canister (1923) Guedel-Waters Cuffed intratracheal tube (1928) The catheter effectively…

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Macintosh laryngoscope

The Macintosh laryngoscope has a curved blade which allows exposure of the larynx by positioning the tip in the vallecula, anterior to the epiglottis, lifting it out of view. Designed 1943 by Sir Robert Reynolds Macintosh (1897–1989) New Zealand Anaesthetist.
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Miller laryngoscope

The Miller laryngoscope is a straight blade designed to obtain a view of the vocal cords by directly lifting the epiglottis. It has useful application in ‘floppy’ airways making it popular within paediatric anaesthesia