Ralph S. Sappenfield, M.D.*
RALPH S. SAPPENFIELD, M.D.
Dr. Ralph S. Sappenfield, of Miami, Florida, assumed the office of President during the Annual
Meeting of The American Society of Anesthesiologists in Los Angeles.
Dr. Sappenfield, a Fellow of the American College of Anesthesiologists and a Diplomate of The
American Board of Anesthesiology, has, over a period of years, served the Society well. He has
not only been a Director for the Society, but has made available his unusual talents as lay speaker
for the House of Delegates. With the experience he has gained as President of the Dade County
(Miami, FL) Medical Association, he brings to this organization a wealth of medical
The Society is indeed fortunate to have the services of a man so well grounded in scientific, as
well as medical affairs.
ASA Newsletter. 1957;21(11).