Volume 1, No. 3 • Fall 1986


“SITTENDRIP,” an illustration by Leonard W Hill, M.D. that appeared in the November, 1954 ASA Newsletter revealing his impression of “an anesthesia control booth of the not too distant future, when electronic gagetry has reached fuller flower.” It is often sad that remarkable vision into the future can only be truly appreciated in retrospect. Note the cardiotachometer, automatic blood pressure cuff, infusion pumps, and recording spirometer. A forerunner of a pulse oximeter is at the middle right and just below that possibly an early capnograph. Ed. (Furnished by Mr. Patrick Sim of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology).

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