16th World Congress of Anaesthesiologists

28 August - 2 September 2016
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

George Bause

Affiliation: Honorary Curator Wood Library-Museum, Schaumburg Illinois, United States; Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio, United States

Connection with WFSA (if any): I lectured on the history of anesthesia at WCA2008 Cape Town and at WCA2012 Buenos Aires.

Award / titles received: 1987-current: Acting, then Medical, then Honorary Curator, Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology 2016: President, Academy of Anesthesiology 2016: Wood Library-Museum Laureate of the History of Anesthesia

Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: I have curated anesthesia museums at three locations in the USA: 1) Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; 2) Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; and the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Schaumburg, Illinois.    

Link to department website: http://www.woodlibrarymuseum.org

Biography: After completing his MPH (Epidemiology), MD, and anesthesiology training at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bause drafted Americas first fellowship in geriatric anesthesiology (NIH-Hopkins). After curating anesthesia departmental museums at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, Dr. Bause has served since 1987 as the honorary curator of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (WLM). As a clinical associate professor at Case Western Reserve University, he has shipped or hand-carried anesthesia antiques back to the WLM from all seven continents. Dr. Bause has also served as a guest editor ofAnesthesia & Analgesia, an associate editor of Anesthesiology, and as founding deputy editor of theJournal of Anesthesia History. Currently president of the Academy of Anesthesiology, Dr. Bause has also been elected the WLM Laureate of the History of Anesthesia (2016-2020).

Disclosure of Interest: None declared


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