Aims and Scope
The Journal of Anesthesia History is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the study of anesthesia history and related disciplines. The Journal addresses  anesthesia history from antiquity to the present. Its wide scope includes the history of perioperative care, pain medicine, critical care medicine, physician and nurse practices of anesthesia, equipment, drugs, and prominent individuals. The Journal serves a diverse audience of physicians, nurses, dentist, clinicians, historians, educators, researchers and academicians.

The Journal’s mission is to be the “journal of record” for documenting and interpreting seminal developments in the history of anesthesia and the “journal of choice” for anesthesia historians worldwide. It strives to promote the study of anesthesia history and to provide a strong academic forum for anesthesia historians. The Journal seeks to seeks to develop a better appreciation of current medical, political, and professional issues by providing the relevant historical background.

The Journal has evolved from the Anesthesia History Association Newsletter, first published in December of 1982 with founding editor, Selma Calmes,. In July, 1995 the Newsletter became the Bulletin of Anesthesia History.

David B. Waisel, MD, USA

Deputy Editor
George S. Bause, MD MPH, USA

Christine M. Ball, MB BS, MD, FANZCA, Australia
Michael Goerig, MD, Germany
Alistair G. McKenzie, BPharm, MB ChB, FRCA, UK
Raymond C. Roy, MD, PhD, USA

Editorial Board
Theodore A. Alston, MD, USA
Helen Askitopoulou, MD, PhD, DA, FRCA, Greece
Douglas R. Bacon, MD, MA, USA
Jean-Bernard Cazalaa, MD, Chile
Alberto J. De Armendi, MD, PhD, MBA, USA
Sukumar P. Desai, MD, USA
Peter Featherstone, MB BCh, FRCA, FFICM, UK
Brendan Finucane, MB, FRCPC, Canada
Peter C. Gordon, MBChB, FFA(SA), South Africa
Hirosato Kikuchi, MD, PhD, Japan
M. Wulf M. Strätling, MD, PhD, UK/Germany
Adolfo H. Venturini, MD, Argentina
Li-Sheng Zhang, MD, China

Editors Emeriti
Doris Cope, MD, USA
Selma Calmes, MD, USA
C. Ronald Stephen, MD, CM, DA(Hon), USA (deceased)

Senior Editors
Donald Caton, MD, USA
Akitomo Matsuki, MD, PhD, Japan
Dale C. Smith, PhD, USA
Rod N. Westhorpe, OAM, FRCA, FANZCA, Australia

The Journal of Anesthesia History is indexed in PubMed.

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