The DAS Macewen medal was founded in 2009, by the Difficult Airway Society (DAS) to recognise distinguished members of the society for their service to the society and airway management.

A total of twenty sterling silver medals were struck with the Scottish surgeon Sir William Macewen (1848 – 1924) portrayed on one side, and DAS logo on the reverse. Macewen is celebrated as performing the first elective orotracheal intubation for anaesthesia on July 5, 1878




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Emergency registrar at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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