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Eighth Annual Report . . . . . Division of Anesthesia: 1945

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms0504-10-5-10-1


  • Creation: 1946-01

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Virginia Apgar Papers (LD 7082.18 Apgar)

Existence and Location of Originals

Series 5: Director of Anesthesiology Records, 1939-1946; Box 10; Folder 10

Physical Description


General Note

In her Anesthesia Division report for the last year of World War II, Apgar's frustration with staffing shortages and increased workload was very clear. Frequent personnel changes, too little teaching of surgical residents, too much teaching of medical students without adequate supervision, and an increase in surgery schedules, she said, all helped explain why the anesthesia service left much to be desired. She proposed that the anesthesia division be expanded, and that its medical student teaching program be changed radically. Anesthesia instruction for interns had improved to the point where it no longer seemed necessary to provide practical experience for all medical students, she said.

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Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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South Hadley MA 01075-6425 USA