The goals of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology are to collect and preserve literature and equipment pertaining to anesthesiology and to make available to the anesthesiology community, others in the medical profession and the public the most comprehensive educational, scientific and archival resources in anesthesiology.
The Wood Library-Museum is governed by a Board of Trustees of nine anesthesiologists who collectively envision the Wood Library-Museum's growth with a completely integrated collection of books, multimedia materials, rare books, current literature and artifacts. Committees, appointed yearly, serve the Wood Library-Museum as expert consultants.
The Wood Library Museum provides contemporary and historical reference services by mail and e-mail, by telephone, fax or in person. Online literature searches and photocopies are available upon request. Resources from the Wood Library-Museum are provided as a service to ASA members and on a fee basis for non-members.
The Wood Library-Museum maintains a collection of photographs and electronic images related to the history of anesthesia. The collection documents events and illustrates equipment. Images are available upon request.
The Wood Library-Museum has artifacts and memorabilia appropriate for displays or special exhibits. These may be loaned upon special arrangement with the library staff and the Museum Curator.
The Wood Library-Museum functions similar to a university press, publishing scholarly works on the development of anesthesiology, available at our online bookstore.