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The 15th Annual Spring Meeting of the Anesthesia History Association

April 16, 17 & 18, 2009
Augusta, Georgia

Course Director
William Hammonds, MD, MPH
Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
Medical College of Georgia

The meeting will be held at the August Marriott Hotel and Suites
Two Tenth Street
Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 722-8900

See the Brochure for a special room rate!
The rate will be held until March 20, 2009.


Augusta is called the Garden City and is known world wide as the home of the Masters Golf Tournament. there are many historic sites to see and a partial list is provided below.

Thursday April 16, 2009
A one hour cruise of the Svannah River starting riverside near the Marriott is planned for 10:00am Thursday, April 16th. If you want to go on the cruise, please indicate so on your registration, but do not pay until April 16th. You will be notified of time, cost, & location at time of check-in at the Marriott.

Other sites that you may choose to see on Thursday or during your stay include:

- Riverwalk located adjacent to the Marriott and extends along the Savannah River through historic Augusta.

- The Morris Museum of Art is a short walk from the Marriott, (706)724-7501.

- The Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Willson, (706)722-9829.

- Ezekial Harris House circa 1797

- Meadow Garden Home of George Walton, signer of the Declaration of Independence, (706)724-4174.

- Guided historic tours of Augusta are held every Saturday 1:30pm (706)724-4067.

- Art and antiques shops along Broad Street

- Sacred Heart Cultural Center (706)724-4067.

- Augusta Museum of History (706)722-8454.

- A visitors guide is available from

Registrants and their guests are cordially invited to dinner at the home of William & Sherry Hammonds at 7:30pm on April 16th, 2009. The address is 842 Heard Avenue, Augusta, GA, 30904. This is approximately 2 miles from the Augusta Marriott. Please RSVP to by April 9, 2009.


Friday April 17, 2009
Estes B
7:00 - 8:00am - Breakfast
C.Alvin Head, MD, Professor and Chairman
Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
Medical College of Georgia

Lois Ellison, MD
Medical Historian in Residence

Medical College of Georgia

8:00 - 10:00am - Free Papers
Moderator Robert Strickland, MD

10:00 - 10:30am - Break

10:30 - 12:00pm - Free Papers

12:00 - 1:30pm - Lunch
Speaker, Lesa Campbell
"An update on the Crawford W. Long Museum"

1:30 - 3:00pm - The C. Ronald Stephen Resident Essay Contest
Moderator William Hammonds, MD, MPH

Anup Pamnani, MD, Anesthesiology Resident at NYP Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
"The Reluctant Anesthesiologist Dr. Joseph Artusio and the Early Days of the Physician Anesthetist"

Oluyemisi M. Odugbesan, MPA, MD, Resident in Anesthesiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
From the Killer Bean of Calabar to Neostigmine
"The History of Anticholinesterases and their use in Anesthetic Practice"

Katherine M. Macy, MD, Fellow in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University, School of Medicine
Charles Nathan Combs, MD, "A Portrait of an Anesthesia Advocate"

3:00 - 3:30pm - Break

3:30 - 5:00pm - Free Papers
Moderator William L. McNiece, MD

7:00pm - Banquet at the Marriott
Estes A

After Dinner Speaker - Russell R. Moores, MD, Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia
"Early History of the Medical College of Georgia"

Estes B
7:00am - Breakfast

8:00 - 10:00am - Free Papers
Moderator William Hammonds, MD, MPH