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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum  |   February 2018
Lord of the Ring: General Metz and Local Anesthesia
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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum
Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum   |   February 2018
Lord of the Ring: General Metz and Local Anesthesia
Anesthesiology 2 2018, Vol.128, 351. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002067
Anesthesiology 2 2018, Vol.128, 351. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002067
Years after trademarking procaine as “Novocain,” U.S.-born German-American Herman A. Metz discovered that this action had unintentionally complicated the American military’s procurement of World War I local anesthetics. A colonel and eventually a general in the National Guard, Metz trademarked a hexagonal ring logo bearing letters from his company, HA METZ LAB. Metz, his wife, and founding father Alexander Hamilton were memorialized by the naming of Hamilton-Metz Field in Brooklyn, New York. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
Years after trademarking procaine as “Novocain,” U.S.-born German-American Herman A. Metz discovered that this action had unintentionally complicated the American military’s procurement of World War I local anesthetics. A colonel and eventually a general in the National Guard, Metz trademarked a hexagonal ring logo bearing letters from his company, HA METZ LAB. Metz, his wife, and founding father Alexander Hamilton were memorialized by the naming of Hamilton-Metz Field in Brooklyn, New York. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
Years after trademarking procaine as “Novocain,” U.S.-born German-American Herman A. Metz discovered that this action had unintentionally complicated the American military’s procurement of World War I local anesthetics. A colonel and eventually a general in the National Guard, Metz trademarked a hexagonal ring logo bearing letters from his company, HA METZ LAB. Metz, his wife, and founding father Alexander Hamilton were memorialized by the naming of Hamilton-Metz Field in Brooklyn, New York. (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 and Laureate of the History of Anesthesia, Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Clinical Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. UJYC@aol.com.
Years after trademarking procaine as “Novocain,” U.S.-born German-American Herman A. Metz discovered that this action had unintentionally complicated the American military’s procurement of World War I local anesthetics. A colonel and eventually a general in the National Guard, Metz trademarked a hexagonal ring logo bearing letters from his company, HA METZ LAB. Metz, his wife, and founding father Alexander Hamilton were memorialized by the naming of Hamilton-Metz Field in Brooklyn, New York. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
Years after trademarking procaine as “Novocain,” U.S.-born German-American Herman A. Metz discovered that this action had unintentionally complicated the American military’s procurement of World War I local anesthetics. A colonel and eventually a general in the National Guard, Metz trademarked a hexagonal ring logo bearing letters from his company, HA METZ LAB. Metz, his wife, and founding father Alexander Hamilton were memorialized by the naming of Hamilton-Metz Field in Brooklyn, New York. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
Years after trademarking procaine as “Novocain,” U.S.-born German-American Herman A. Metz discovered that this action had unintentionally complicated the American military’s procurement of World War I local anesthetics. A colonel and eventually a general in the National Guard, Metz trademarked a hexagonal ring logo bearing letters from his company, HA METZ LAB. Metz, his wife, and founding father Alexander Hamilton were memorialized by the naming of Hamilton-Metz Field in Brooklyn, New York. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
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