Pediatric Anesthesia

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Edited By: A. Davidson

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 17/31 (Anesthesiology); 33/121 (Pediatrics)

Online ISSN: 1460-9592

History of Pediatric Anesthesia

History of Pediatric Anesthesia

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The development of a specialty: an interview with Dr. Mark C. Rogers, a pioneering pediatric intensivist
Christine L. Mai, Paul G. Firth, Zulfiqar Ahmed, Samuel Rodriguez and Myron Yaster

Dr. Mark C. Rogers (1942–), Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University, was recruited by the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1977 to become the first director of its pediatric intensive care unit.

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Breaking the glass ceiling: an interview with Dr. Shirley Graves, a pioneering woman in medicine
Zulfiqar Ahmed, Christine L. Mai, Badrea Elder, Samuel Rodriguez, Myron Yaster

Shirley Graves M.D., D.Sc. (honorary) (1936), Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at the University of Florida, was one of the most influential women in medicine in the 1960 and 1970s, a time when the medical profession was overwhelmingly male-dominated.

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The development of pediatric fluid resuscitation: an interview with Dr. Frederic A. ‘Fritz’ Berry
Christine L. Mai, Myron Yaster, Larry Chu, Zulfiqar Ahmed, Paul G. Firth

Dr. Frederic A. ‘Fritz’ Berry (1935), Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at the University of Virginia, has played a pioneering role in the development of pediatric anesthesiology through training generations of anesthesiologists.

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The development of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: an interview with Dr. John J. ‘Jack’ Downes
Christine L. Mai, Mark S. Schreiner, Paul G. Firth, Myron Yaster

Dr. John J. ‘Jack’ Downes (1930–), the anesthesiologist-in-chief at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (1972–1996), has made numerous contributions to pediatric anesthesia and critical care medicine through a broad spectrum of research on chronic respiratory failure, status asthmaticus, postoperative risks of apnea in premature infants, and home-assisted mechanical ventilation.

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The development of continuous positive airway pressure: an interview with Dr. George Gregory
Christine L Mai, Myron Yaster and Paul Firth

George Gregory, a Professor Emeritus in Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Francisco, is known for many of his contributions in neonatology, pediatric anesthesia and critical care medicine. In this podcast interview, Dr. Gregory talks about his defining moment when he saved a premature infant's life, and his development of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) which revolutionized the treatment of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.

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