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Anesthesia History Association 2020 Annual Spring Meeting

in Winston-Salem, NC

view of Wake Forest downtown campus


                   Historic Old Salem with Winston-Salem skyline in distance

Welcome to beautiful Winston-Salem, North Carolina!  Dr. Raymond C. Roy, President of the Anesthesia History Association, and Dr. Michael Rieker, along with the Wake Forest Baptist Health Departments of Anesthesiology and Nurse Anesthesia Education, invite you to attend the 2020 Annual Spring Meeting of the Anesthesia History Association.  The meeting will be held April 16-18, 2020 at the historic Graylyn International Conference Center of Wake Forest University.

historic Graylyn Estate

The Graylyn International Conference Center is located at 1900 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, NC  27106.  Just minutes from downtown, Graylyn’s vast 55-acre property allows visitors to experience a world away from the bustle of city streets. A perfect combination of a modern, sophisticated conference facility and an enchanting, historic residence, Graylyn is sure to captivate from the moment you arrive at the estate gates.

A small block of rooms has been reserved for the event at the rate of $199 plus tax/fees per night, some in the manor house and some in the Mews (former stables) where the main conference will be held.  A few rooms have been held the day before and day after for those who would like to stay and explore Winston-Salem and its rich history.  There is no additional fee while parking at Graylyn.  There is a shuttle from the Conference Center to the airport for a fee and can be arranged through Graylyn.

Reservations can be made for your stay by contacting Graylyn directly at 1-800-472-9596.  If making reservations online, please use code 2004ANESTH. 

Meeting Agenda (subject to change)

Thursday, April 16, 2020

1:00-4:00pm             Registration open at Graylyn (main guest house)

2:00-4:00pm             Tour of Reynolda House (Tiffany Glass Exhibit)

$15 charge for tour not included in registration fee (sign up online)

6:45pm                       Transportation leaves Graylyn to the home of Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Roy

7:00-9:30pm             BBQ hosted by the Roys, speaker Michael Wakeford, Ph.D – “Telling Winston-Salem Stories in the 21st Century”

9:30pm                       Transportation returns to Graylyn

Friday, April 17, 2020 – Breakfast provided, Graylyn Conference Center  (Conference Room at the Mews)

8:00-8:30am             Welcome and Introductions, Dr. Raymond C. Roy, and Dr. Michael Rieker

8:30-9:15am             George Bause, M.D., Patrick Sim Memorial Lecture: “The Carolinas’ Chloroformist, Cornelius Kollock, M.D.: Surgeon, Educator & Sportsman”

9:15-10:00am           Dan Prosterman, Ph.D. (Salem College) – “Atomic Dreams: Creating a Nuclear World before the Cold War”

10:00-10:15am         Q & A of speakers

10:15-10:30am         Break

10:30-11:15am         Nora Doyle Ph.D. (Salem College) lecture on “Conceptualizing Childbirth Pain in Early America”

11:15am-12:00pm   Linda Dark, R.N., lecture on “Kate Bitting Reynolds Hospital: Impact on a Community”

12-12:30pm               Q & A of speakers

12:30-1:30pm           Lunch in the main guest house

1:30-2:00pm             Abstract presentations in A and B

2:00-2:30pm             Abstracts presentations in A and B

2:30-3:00pm             Abstracts presentations in A and B

3:00-3:15pm             Break

3:15-3:45pm             Abstracts presentations in A and B

3:45-4:15pm             Abstracts presentations in A and B

4:15-4:45pm             Abstracts presentations in A and B

6:00-9:00pm             Cocktails and Dinner, Graylyn Manor House (Atlantis Room),

Dinner Speaker – Dianne Johnson, Carpenter Library archivist, “Under the Spell of Anesthesia: Wake Forest’s History”

Saturday April 18, 2020 – Breakfast provided, Graylyn Conference Center (Conference Room at the Mews)

8:30-9:15                               C. Ronald Stephen Anesthesia History Essay Contest Winner

9:30-10:00am                       Announcements of Upcoming Meetings

10-10:15am                           Break

10:15-10:45am                     Abstract presentations in A and B

10:45-11:15am                     Abstracts presentations in A and B

11:15-11:45am                     Abstracts presentations in A and B

11:45am-12:15pm               Abstracts presentations in A and B

12:15pm                                Box lunches provided

Optional tours on your own – directions and information will be provided.

Michael Wakeford, Ph.D.

Title. Telling Winston-Salem Stories in the 21st Century


  1. Introduce a general audience to some of the major narratives that organize Winston-Salem history
  2. Place the city’s contemporary identification as the “city of arts and innovation” in historical context
  3. Discuss MUSE Winston-Salem (formerly New Winston Museum) and its goal of bringing the city’s stories forward in new ways to new audiences

Short Biography

Dr. Mike Wakeford is interim executive director of MUSE Winston-Salem, the recently announced new name of the former New Winston Museum, Winston-Salem’s local history museum dedicated to leveraging civic dialogue around engagement with the city’s past, present, and future. He is a historian and Associate Professor in the Division of Liberal Arts at UNC School of the Arts, where he teaches courses in United States cultural and intellectual history. Wakeford attended UNC Chapel Hill as an undergraduate and earned his PhD in History at the University of Chicago. In addition to his work at the museum, he also serves on the board of directors at Kaleideum, the city’s children’s museum and science center, and is a trustee of the North Carolina Humanities Council. A native of Chapel Hill, he’s a 13-year resident of Winston-Salem, and lives in the historic Washington Park neighborhood with his wife and 11-yr-old twins.

George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H – Patrick Sim Memorial Lecturer

Title: The Carolinas’ Chloroformist, Cornelius Kollock, M.D.: Surgeon, Educator & Sportsman


  1. Identify when and where Dr. Cornelius Kollock trained as a chloroformist. [Answer: Dr. Kollock acquired skills in chloroforming patients during his postgraduate medical education in France from 1848-50.]
  2. Contrast how Dr. Kollock taught American chloroformists versus how he educated the lay public. [Answer: “Preceptor” Kollock individually tutored chloroformists from the Carolinas; however, he popularized Lyceum education of the lay public.]
  3. List factors which can accelerate aging of paper ephemera from the antebellum Southeast. [Answer: Damage from baseline paper acidity can be exacerbated by humidity fluxes, mold infiltration, and tobacco smoke.]

Short Biography

George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H. Honorary Curator and Laureate of the History of Anesthesia,  Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (WLM), Schaumburg, IL  Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine & of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Case Western Reserve University Schools of  Medicine & of Dental Medicine, Cleveland, OH    Despite having assisted in designing hundreds of exhibits in three successive American Society of Anesthesiologists’ (ASA) headquarters and at dozens of ASA annual meetings, Dr. Bause is probably best known for having penned Reflections monthly in the journal Anesthesiology for the past 11 years. Six of his 900-plus publications have earned “Davids”– either the HAS’s Zuck Prize or the AHA’s Little Prizes (both solo and shared). Dr. Bause has lectured on six continents and shipped or hand-carried antiques back to the WLM from all seven.

Daniel Prosterman, Ph.D.

Title:  “Atomic Dreams: Creating a Nuclear World before the Cold War”


  1. Examine the emergence of atomic technology in society prior to nuclear bomb development during World War II.
  2. Consider the myriad ways in which people understood and experienced atomic inventions in their daily lives from the 1890s through the 1930s.
  3. Analyze the role of World War I in spurring the development of atomic products globally during the 1910s.

Short Biography

Daniel Prosterman is Associate Professor of History and Race and Ethnicity Studies at Salem College, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. At Salem, he serves as director of the College’s Impact Core Curriculum and the program in Race and Ethnicity Studies. He received his BSJ from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and MA/PhD in History from New York University. His book Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City was published by Oxford University Press in 2013. Dan and Megan E. Bryant, his spouse, have co-authored a four-book series for young readers, Citizen Baby, that will debut from Penguin Workshop in May 2020. Megan and Dan moved to Winston-Salem from Syracuse, New York, in 2008 and now have three kids and as many cats.

Nora Doyle, Ph.D.

Title. “When I think of it I awfully dread it”: Conceptualizing Childbirth Pain in Early America


  1. Learn about the professionalization of midwifery and the emerging medical literature of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
  2. Examine the differences between women’s perceptions of childbirth pain and early medical perspectives on childbirth pain.
  3. Understand how changing perceptions of childbirth pain paved the way for the use of obstetric anesthesia in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Short Biography.

Nora Doyle is Assistant Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her research explores the social and cultural history of early America with a particular focus on women’s history and medical history.  Her recent book, Maternal Bodies: Defining Motherhood in Early America (UNC Press, 2018), which received the 2019 Mary Kelley Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, examines the tension between the lived experience of childbearing and the cultural idealization of motherhood between the 1750s and 1850s.

Linda Dark, B.A., B.S.N., M.S., R.N.

Title.  Kate Bitting Reynolds Memorial Hospital: Impact on a Community


  1. Expand the historical perspective of KBR Hospital related to community perception.
  2. Discuss the challenges of traditional segregation of that era on medical access locally.
  3. Discuss the ‘connectivity’ of the historical black community with its African American medical practitioners.

Short Biography.

Linda S. Dark, is a registered nurse and native of Winston Salem. She recently initiated a start-up consultation service (Preservation 21st), focusing on historical presentations and black history tours of local African American businesses of the 1900’s – businesses that contributed greatly to Winston Salem’s economy of that time. With over 35 years of nursing experience, Linda held varied positions in community nursing in the Maryland / Washington, D.C. area.  At Holy Cross Hospital (Silver Spring, Maryland) Linda worked in medical/surgical/orthopedics; and, later joined the Visiting Nurse Association of Washington, servicing the homebound elderly. Later, taking an opportunity to work at a center-city HBCU (Historically Black College/University), she accepted the position of Wellness Center Director at Coppin State College (Baltimore, Maryland) where she helped to create the college’s first health service/health promotion office for students and staff. During that time, she authored an article for the ABNF Journal (Association of Black Nursing Faculty) on peer education and HIV awareness among college students. Other positions included nursing supervision of a residential group home program for developmentally disabled; and, her final employment in Maryland was at Blue Cross/Blue Shield in Nursing Case Management.  Volunteer work included a Governor’s appointment to the Maryland State Commission on Physical Fitness.  Upon returning to Winston Salem, Linda was employed by Novant Health, coordinating cardiovascular health screenings (‘CITIES’ grant) for the general public, businesses and churches. Upon completion of the grant, she was assigned to Preventive Cardiology continuing to provide preventive screenings to the community.  Currently she works part-time in the outpatient Novant Health Diabetes Center providing pre-diabetes education classes to clients.  Drawing upon her experiences as family historian since 1989, Linda became a crucial volunteer/officer with two local historic organizations – the ‘Friends’ of the Oddfellows Cemetery Restoration and the Winston Salem African American Archive.  Previously she was appointed to the city’s Historic Resource Commission (HRC). She is a current board member of MUSE Winston Salem, formerly known as New Winston Museum, and has been recently appointed to the City of Winston Salem’s African American History Initiative.  She was among an early cadre of African American students to enroll at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro where she received a BA in Biology. Relocating to the New England area, she returned to academics and received a BS in Nursing from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island; and while employed at Coppin, she again participated in life-long learning by receiving a Master’s in Adult Education (with specialization in supervision).  She is married to Arthur Dark, also a Winston Salem native. They are the parents of two adult children and three grandchildren.

Dianne Johnson, Librarian

Title.  Under the Spell of Anesthesia:  Wake Forest’s History


  1. Learn the history of anesthesia at Wake Forest
  2. Learn how this history influenced the Department of Anesthesiology and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
  3. Discuss different anesthesia themes within the department

Short Biography.

Dianne Johnson is a senior professional librarian at Coy C. Carpenter Library of Wake Forest School of Medicine. She serves as the historical consultant for Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH) where she currently conducts research for library clients. Dianne is the expert about the history of the WFBH system since she organizes historical materials; helps various departments document and celebrate their histories; researches and provides content for the Deacon Gallery historical exhibit and the online Digital Forsyth historical photograph project.  When Dianne is not serving as a historical consultant at Carpenter Library, she manages the Information Desk employees and helps WFBH researchers with NIH public access compliance and scholarly publications activities.  In her free time, Dianne enjoys exercising, managing her church’s website and social media accounts, playing hand bells and spending time with her teenage sons and husband.

Travel to Winston-Salem

Traveling by air, the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, often called PTI for short, is the closest airport to Graylyn — about a 30 minute drive.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is about a 90-minute drive to Graylyn.

Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) is about a 90-minute drive to Graylyn.

ABC Door 2 Door Transportation (336.721.9921) in Winston-Salem provides transportation to and from PTI.

Conveniently located at the crossroads of I-85, I-77, I-40, Business 40, and Highway 52, Winston-Salem is easily accessible. We’re about two hours east of Asheville, five hours north of Atlanta, five and half hours south of D.C., and less than two hours west of Raleigh.

Parking is free at Graylyn

Sites in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas:

Old Salem

Founded in 1766 as a Moravian congregation town and backcountry-trading center, Salem has survived to become one of America’s most authentic and well-documented colonial sites. Today, Old Salem is a living history town where costumed interpreters demonstrate the household activities and trades that were part of the daily lives of the European-American and African-American residents of Salem in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Old Salem welcomes visitors to stroll through its homes, shops, and gardens.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its permanent collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features traveling and original exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events. The museum is located in thehistoric 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.

Downtown Antiques and Arts District

Downtown Winston-Salem is home to a variety of shops and galleries for visitors to enjoy. The West End Front Door District offers some of the best antiquing in the area, with unique shops in a historic setting. The Arts District downtown is a growing community of eclectic galleries and craft shops. This vibrant area bustles with energy, often until late in the evening during the many special events that bring downtown Winston-Salem to life.

Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology

Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology is the only museum in North Carolina devoted to the study of world cultures. Through education and exploration, humanity’s achievements (past and present) are brought to life. The Museum’s permanent exhibits consist of objects from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Household and ceremonial items, textiles, hunting and fishing gear, and objects of personal adornment are presented thematically.

Surrounding area sites of historic interest:

Blue Ridge Parkway (2 hours) 

Pilot Mountain (30 minutes)

Hanging Rock State Park ( 45 minutes)

Mount Airy (Mayberry) (40 minutes)

Winston Cup Museum, close to downtown

NASCAR Hall of Fame (1 hour 20 minutes)

High Point Furniture Market (30 minutes)

Historic Bethabara  (20 minutes)


Meeting Registration and Fees

Fees include meals on site

AHA Members: $425

AHA Member Guest: $300

All Others: $450

SRNA/Residents: $125

Abstract Submission

To submit an abstract for presentation at the meeting, please submit electronically through the Journal of Anesthesia History website .  The abstract submission deadline is February 29, 2020 at 11:59pm and abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Please see abstracts submission instructions in the downloadable Call for abstracts.


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