Rolland J. Whitacre

Rolland John Whitacre (1909 - 1956)

Rolland John Whitacre (1909 – 1956) was an American anesthesiologist.

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Biography

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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 CSF outflow due to early occlusion of puncture hole originating in non-cutting tip.


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Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and informatics. Asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | vocortex |

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