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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum  |   December 2016
Cartoon by “AB” of a Dentist Anesthetist Who “Ran No Risks”
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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum
Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum   |   December 2016
Cartoon by “AB” of a Dentist Anesthetist Who “Ran No Risks”
Anesthesiology 12 2016, Vol.125, 1135. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001423
Anesthesiology 12 2016, Vol.125, 1135. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001423
With his patient seated under a sign reading “TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN,” a dentist asks, “Will you take gas, Sir?” The patient replies, “ER is there any risk eh” [sic]. “No sir,” answers the dentist. “I shall ask you to pay in ADVANCE, TO MAKE SURE.” Titled “Ran No Risks,” this undated illustration reflected the discomfort of a public that by the late 1930s was reading that many dental patients were receiving no oxygen at the start of their nitrous oxide anesthetics. Hand drawn by a cartoonist who signed his work as “AB,” this card is another delightful item in the Wood Library-Museum’s Ben Z. Swanson Collection. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
With his patient seated under a sign reading “TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN,” a dentist asks, “Will you take gas, Sir?” The patient replies, “ER is there any risk eh” [sic]. “No sir,” answers the dentist. “I shall ask you to pay in ADVANCE, TO MAKE SURE.” Titled “Ran No Risks,” this undated illustration reflected the discomfort of a public that by the late 1930s was reading that many dental patients were receiving no oxygen at the start of their nitrous oxide anesthetics. Hand drawn by a cartoonist who signed his work as “AB,” this card is another delightful item in the Wood Library-Museum’s Ben Z. Swanson Collection. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
With his patient seated under a sign reading “TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN,” a dentist asks, “Will you take gas, Sir?” The patient replies, “ER is there any risk eh” [sic]. “No sir,” answers the dentist. “I shall ask you to pay in ADVANCE, TO MAKE SURE.” Titled “Ran No Risks,” this undated illustration reflected the discomfort of a public that by the late 1930s was reading that many dental patients were receiving no oxygen at the start of their nitrous oxide anesthetics. Hand drawn by a cartoonist who signed his work as “AB,” this card is another delightful item in the Wood Library-Museum’s Ben Z. Swanson Collection. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
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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.
With his patient seated under a sign reading “TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN,” a dentist asks, “Will you take gas, Sir?” The patient replies, “ER is there any risk eh” [sic]. “No sir,” answers the dentist. “I shall ask you to pay in ADVANCE, TO MAKE SURE.” Titled “Ran No Risks,” this undated illustration reflected the discomfort of a public that by the late 1930s was reading that many dental patients were receiving no oxygen at the start of their nitrous oxide anesthetics. Hand drawn by a cartoonist who signed his work as “AB,” this card is another delightful item in the Wood Library-Museum’s Ben Z. Swanson Collection. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
With his patient seated under a sign reading “TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN,” a dentist asks, “Will you take gas, Sir?” The patient replies, “ER is there any risk eh” [sic]. “No sir,” answers the dentist. “I shall ask you to pay in ADVANCE, TO MAKE SURE.” Titled “Ran No Risks,” this undated illustration reflected the discomfort of a public that by the late 1930s was reading that many dental patients were receiving no oxygen at the start of their nitrous oxide anesthetics. Hand drawn by a cartoonist who signed his work as “AB,” this card is another delightful item in the Wood Library-Museum’s Ben Z. Swanson Collection. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
With his patient seated under a sign reading “TEETH EXTRACTED WITHOUT PAIN,” a dentist asks, “Will you take gas, Sir?” The patient replies, “ER is there any risk eh” [sic]. “No sir,” answers the dentist. “I shall ask you to pay in ADVANCE, TO MAKE SURE.” Titled “Ran No Risks,” this undated illustration reflected the discomfort of a public that by the late 1930s was reading that many dental patients were receiving no oxygen at the start of their nitrous oxide anesthetics. Hand drawn by a cartoonist who signed his work as “AB,” this card is another delightful item in the Wood Library-Museum’s Ben Z. Swanson Collection. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
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