The Board of Trustees of the Wood Library-Museum created the Wood Library-Museum Fellowship in Anesthesiology to provide recipients with financial support for up to three weeks of scholarly and historical research at the Wood Library-Museum pertaining to the specialty of anesthesiology. Applications are invited from anesthesiologists, residents in training in anesthesiology, physicians in other disciplines, historians, graduate students of the history of medicine and other individuals with a developed interest in the history of anesthesia or library and museum research. For further information, contact the Librarian at the Wood Library-Museum.
Among the four awardees, Dr. Melissa Coleman has been designated the 2013 Rod Calverley Fellow, given in memory of the late Roderick K. Calverley M.D. who had been a strong advocate of studies of anesthesia history and initiated the Paul M. Wood Fellowship.
Dr. Lu Wang Adams, Anesthesiology Resident, Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Research Topic: Uncovering history through photos to gain a more thorough understanding of the development of protective attire usage in surgical procedures.
Dr. Christine Ball, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia.
Research Topic: Exploring Joseph Clover's Diaries (1850-1853) and providing further insights into the life of Joseph Clover and medical practice at this time.
Dr. Daren Brooks, Anesthesiology Resident, National Capital Consortium, Bethesda, MD.
Research Topic: 20 years after the 'Storm': a reflection upon military anesthesiologists' service during the Persian Gulf War and their contributions to recent advances in combat casualty care in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dr. Peter James Featherstone, Specialty Registrar in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK.
Research Topic: Anaesthesia-related maternal mortality (1847-2011).
Dr. Rajesh Haridas, Specialist Anaesthetist, Mildura, Victoria, Australia.
Research Topic: Management of the airway during anesthesia in the nineteenth century.
Dr. Anthony Silipo, Anesthesiology Resident, University of Pittsburgh.
Research Topic: Anesthesiologists' contributions to patient safety: a historical review.
Among the five awardees, Dr. Peter James Featherstone has been designated the 2011 Rod Calverley Fellow, given in memory of the late Roderick K. Calverley M.D.
The Rod Calverley Fellowship is jointly supported by the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego, in memory of Dr. Calverley who had been a member of this Department. Dr. Calverley, a strong advocate of studies of anesthesia history, initiated the Paul M. Wood Fellowship.