Organization of a Department of Anesthesiology in a Large Teaching Hospital

John J. Carroll, M. Digby Leigh
1949 Anesthesia and Analgesia  
S ANESTHESIOLOGY has matured, it has played a progressively more prominent role in care of the sick. Modern improvements have enhanced materially the safety of the patient. Morbidity and mortality rates have fallen. Furthermore, operating conditions have been improved and the scope of the surgeons extended. Surgeons have been enabled to undertake more prolonged, more difficult, and more dangerous procedures. Therefore, these highly skilled operators first beseeched, then demanded, the
more » ... nded, the advantages of modern anesthesiology. Administrative officers, too, have come to realize that well trained, capable anesthesiologists, well supplied with good equipment, are a credit to the hospital. They gain the support of the community. They help to attract the best qualified physicians and surgeons. Wih this widespread demand for the safer, more controllable, more flexible modern anesthesia, it is now timely to outline some essentials in establishment of a department competent to provide such service.
doi:10.1213/00000539-194901000-00059 fatcat:zrecplpkqfaudhs6wybbvczegi