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AHA Shield 19th Annual Spring Meeting
of the
Anesthesia History Association
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Downtown Marriott Hotel
May 2-4, 2013
Hartford, CT

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Program and Abstracts


Thursday, May 2
Morning / Afternoon
• Tour to include:
Bushnell Park (Horace Wells’ statue),
Center Church (Tiffany stained glass window)
Plaque of Wells’ dental office
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Connecticut Historical Society
Mark Twain House
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
• Welcome Reception for registrants and guests—Sunset cruise aboard The Lady Katharine on the Connecticut River

Friday, May 3
Morning / Afternoon
• Guest Lecture; James C. Rouman, MD (University of Connecticut)
• Scientific Presentations
• Lunch and Patrick Sim Lecture; The Ether Monument by Rafael A. Ortega, MD
• Dinner Lecture; Speaker: Sherwin Nuland, MD

Saturday, May 4
• Julie M. Fenster, Author; Ether Day: The Strange Tale of Americas Greatest Medical Disovery and the Haunted Men Who Made It.
• Scientific Presentations
C. Ronald Stephen Resident Essay, Winner Presentation
• Scientific Presentations
• Optional Workshop on Research Methods in History.
• Introduction to Genealogy; Melvin E. Smith
• Geneaology and Timelines; Laura G. Prescott
• Library and Web Resources; Melissa J. Grafe, PhD (Yale University)
• From Idea to Book; Julie M. Fenster (Author, Ether Day)
• Framing Historical Questions, from Idea to Research Project; Melissa J. Grafe, PhD (Yale University)

Sponsored by the
Anesthesia History Association
Conference Co-Directors:
Manisha S. Desai, M.D.
Department of Anesthesiology
UMass Memorial Health Care
Worcester, Massachusetts
Sukumar P. Desai, M.D.
Dept of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts (