Affiliation: University of Vigo. Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo, Vigo, Spain;
Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Published several papers on history of anaesthesia. Editor of the book "The history of Anesthesia" (2002). Organizer of the 5th ISHA.
Biography: MD and PhD, University of Santiago de Compostela Residency in Anesthesia and Staff Anesthesiologist, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago Professor and Staff Anesthesiologist, University of Vigo and Department of Anesthesiology, Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo Selected publications on History of Anesthesia: Franco A. Cortes J. Alvarez J. Diz JC. The development of blood transfusion: The contributions of Norman Bethune in the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Can J Anaesth. 1996; 43: 1076-1078. Franco A. Diz JC. et al. Cecilio Pla's 'The Discovery of Anesthesia': The contribution of a painting to anesthesia history. Anesthesiology, 1998; 88: 1387-1389. Franco A. Diz JC. Wars stimulated the development of anaesthesia. Curr Anaesth Crit Care 2000; 11: 137-140. Franco A. Diz JC. The history of the epidural block. Curr Anaesth Crit Care 2000; 11: 274-276. DizJC Franco A. Bacon DR. Rupreht J. Alvarez J. (eds.) The history of anesthesia. Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, 2002.
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