Ansel Marion Caine, MD

Broussard, David M., Winthrop, Brett and Vachon, Claude A. (2006) Ansel Marion Caine, MD. Anesthesiology, 104 6: 1329-1335. doi:10.1097/00000542-200606000-00028


Author Broussard, David M.
Winthrop, Brett
Vachon, Claude A.
Title Ansel Marion Caine, MD
Journal name Anesthesiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-3022
1528-1175
Publication date 2006-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/00000542-200606000-00028
Volume 104
Issue 6
Start page 1329
End page 1335
Total pages 7
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Language eng
Abstract DR. Ansel Marion Caine (1882–1961) (fig. 1) rose to national prominence as a founding father of organized anesthesiology in the early 20th century. During the course of his career, he served as a leader of many organizations that have become the bedrock of the anesthesia community. He was Honorary President of the International Anesthesia Research Society in 1948 and served as a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Board of Directors from 1936 to 1945. A founding member of the Anesthetist Travel Club in 1929, Dr. Caine was instrumental in creating the charter of the Louisiana Society of Anesthesiologists and became its president in 1948. As an inventor, Dr. Caine was recognized nationally as a pioneer in oxygen therapy and is credited as being the first to warm ether vapors for delivery to patients. In his role as an educator, Dr. Caine was the major source of anesthesiology trainees for private practice in the Gulf South before the formation of the Department of Anesthesiology at Charity Hospital in New Orleans in the early 1940s. His contributions to our specialty in the areas of leadership (table 1), invention, and education are numerous, but he is often forgotten in our recorded history.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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