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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum  |   July 2016
Melancholic Temperamental Education for 1893 Classes by “Masters of Anaesthesia”
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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum
Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum   |   July 2016
Melancholic Temperamental Education for 1893 Classes by “Masters of Anaesthesia”
Anesthesiology 7 2016, Vol.125, 38. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000484138.16152.ce
Anesthesiology 7 2016, Vol.125, 38. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000484138.16152.ce
Flemish artist Maerten de Vos’ earthbound Melancholicus (1583) reminds us that a patient of melancholic temperament is congealed with the cold, dry “black bile” humor linked by ancient Greeks with elemental earth. By 1893 at Chicago’s Post-Graduate School of Anaesthesia (PGSA), professors were tutoring future “Master of the Science of Anaesthesia” candidates to anticipate that a melancholic patient’s anesthesia might comprise—what today’s anesthesiologists would characterize as—(1) a stormy induction, (2) a risk for reflex heart-slowing due to anesthetic underdosage (termed “syncope” by the PGSA), and (3) a smooth emergence. PGSA Professor Charles Gilbert Davis, M.D., M.S.A., taught that melancholic patients might benefit from preanesthetic calming (termed “hypnosis” by the PGSA). Surgeon-anesthetist Davis delivered his lecture “Hypnotism with Special Reference to Hypnotic Suggestion” at the World’s Psychical [Psychological] Science Congress at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
Flemish artist Maerten de Vos’ earthbound Melancholicus (1583) reminds us that a patient of melancholic temperament is congealed with the cold, dry “black bile” humor linked by ancient Greeks with elemental earth. By 1893 at Chicago’s Post-Graduate School of Anaesthesia (PGSA), professors were tutoring future “Master of the Science of Anaesthesia” candidates to anticipate that a melancholic patient’s anesthesia might comprise—what today’s anesthesiologists would characterize as—(1) a stormy induction, (2) a risk for reflex heart-slowing due to anesthetic underdosage (termed “syncope” by the PGSA), and (3) a smooth emergence. PGSA Professor Charles Gilbert Davis, M.D., M.S.A., taught that melancholic patients might benefit from preanesthetic calming (termed “hypnosis” by the PGSA). Surgeon-anesthetist Davis delivered his lecture “Hypnotism with Special Reference to Hypnotic Suggestion” at the World’s Psychical [Psychological] Science Congress at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
Flemish artist Maerten de Vos’ earthbound Melancholicus (1583) reminds us that a patient of melancholic temperament is congealed with the cold, dry “black bile” humor linked by ancient Greeks with elemental earth. By 1893 at Chicago’s Post-Graduate School of Anaesthesia (PGSA), professors were tutoring future “Master of the Science of Anaesthesia” candidates to anticipate that a melancholic patient’s anesthesia might comprise—what today’s anesthesiologists would characterize as—(1) a stormy induction, (2) a risk for reflex heart-slowing due to anesthetic underdosage (termed “syncope” by the PGSA), and (3) a smooth emergence. PGSA Professor Charles Gilbert Davis, M.D., M.S.A., taught that melancholic patients might benefit from preanesthetic calming (termed “hypnosis” by the PGSA). Surgeon-anesthetist Davis delivered his lecture “Hypnotism with Special Reference to Hypnotic Suggestion” at the World’s Psychical [Psychological] Science Congress at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
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George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H., Honorary Curator, ASA’s Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Clinical Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. UJYC@aol.com.
Flemish artist Maerten de Vos’ earthbound Melancholicus (1583) reminds us that a patient of melancholic temperament is congealed with the cold, dry “black bile” humor linked by ancient Greeks with elemental earth. By 1893 at Chicago’s Post-Graduate School of Anaesthesia (PGSA), professors were tutoring future “Master of the Science of Anaesthesia” candidates to anticipate that a melancholic patient’s anesthesia might comprise—what today’s anesthesiologists would characterize as—(1) a stormy induction, (2) a risk for reflex heart-slowing due to anesthetic underdosage (termed “syncope” by the PGSA), and (3) a smooth emergence. PGSA Professor Charles Gilbert Davis, M.D., M.S.A., taught that melancholic patients might benefit from preanesthetic calming (termed “hypnosis” by the PGSA). Surgeon-anesthetist Davis delivered his lecture “Hypnotism with Special Reference to Hypnotic Suggestion” at the World’s Psychical [Psychological] Science Congress at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
Flemish artist Maerten de Vos’ earthbound Melancholicus (1583) reminds us that a patient of melancholic temperament is congealed with the cold, dry “black bile” humor linked by ancient Greeks with elemental earth. By 1893 at Chicago’s Post-Graduate School of Anaesthesia (PGSA), professors were tutoring future “Master of the Science of Anaesthesia” candidates to anticipate that a melancholic patient’s anesthesia might comprise—what today’s anesthesiologists would characterize as—(1) a stormy induction, (2) a risk for reflex heart-slowing due to anesthetic underdosage (termed “syncope” by the PGSA), and (3) a smooth emergence. PGSA Professor Charles Gilbert Davis, M.D., M.S.A., taught that melancholic patients might benefit from preanesthetic calming (termed “hypnosis” by the PGSA). Surgeon-anesthetist Davis delivered his lecture “Hypnotism with Special Reference to Hypnotic Suggestion” at the World’s Psychical [Psychological] Science Congress at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
Flemish artist Maerten de Vos’ earthbound Melancholicus (1583) reminds us that a patient of melancholic temperament is congealed with the cold, dry “black bile” humor linked by ancient Greeks with elemental earth. By 1893 at Chicago’s Post-Graduate School of Anaesthesia (PGSA), professors were tutoring future “Master of the Science of Anaesthesia” candidates to anticipate that a melancholic patient’s anesthesia might comprise—what today’s anesthesiologists would characterize as—(1) a stormy induction, (2) a risk for reflex heart-slowing due to anesthetic underdosage (termed “syncope” by the PGSA), and (3) a smooth emergence. PGSA Professor Charles Gilbert Davis, M.D., M.S.A., taught that melancholic patients might benefit from preanesthetic calming (termed “hypnosis” by the PGSA). Surgeon-anesthetist Davis delivered his lecture “Hypnotism with Special Reference to Hypnotic Suggestion” at the World’s Psychical [Psychological] Science Congress at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)
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