Wood Loving Cup

WLMD ID: aiyg
The International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS) was founded in 1922 to advance and support scientific research and education related to anesthesia, and to improve patient care through basic research. In the same year IARS began publication of the monthly journal, Anesthesia and Analgesia. Many of this medical specialty's most influential leaders have served as officers of their professional associations. But few served so many organizations, and in so many capacities, as did Dr. Paul Meyer Wood (1894-1963.) His career of service began while he was still a medical student, when he raised a volunteer ambulance corps for the U. S. Army, and continued for the rest of his life. He was an active participant and a leader in local, state, and national societies. In 1938, the IARS presented him with this loving cup. It is engraved, in part: "In appreciative recognition of splendid achievements in the organization, research, practice, journalism and teaching of anesthesia."

Catalog Record: Wood Loving Cup

Access Key: aiyg
Accession No.: 2011-02-15-5

Title: [International Anesthesia Research Society and the International College of Anesthetists loving cup presented to Paul M. Wood.]

Corporate Author: International Anesthesia Research Society.
Corporate Author: International College of Anesthetists.

Title variation: Alt Title
Title: IARS loving cup presented to Paul M. Wood.

Title variation: Alt Title
Title: Paul M. Wood’s silver cup of the International Anesthesia Research Society.

Title variation: Alt Title
Title: Cup awarded to Paul M. Wood.

Publisher: [S.l. : Wallace Trophy, 1938?]

Physical Description: 1 loving cup : silver plated[?], other metal, paint ; 40 x 19 x 12 cm.

Subject: Awards and Prizes.
Subject: Wood, Paul M., 1894-1963.

Note Type: General
Notes: Descriptive title based on the object type, markings on the object and the
WLM name for the object.

Note Type: Citation
Notes: Maltby JR. Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology: Paul Meyer Wood (1894-1963)
Notable Names in Anaesthesia. London: Royal Society of Medicine Press;
2002:228-230.

Note Type: Physical Description
Notes: A trophy like cup on a raised base with two handles; The height of the cup
without handles and base is approx. 25 cm; The dia. of the top of the cup
without handles is approx 13 cm; The cup is a tarnished silver in color and
the base is painted a flat black color; Engraving on the cup includes, “TO
[new line] PAUL M. WOOD B.Sc., M.D., F.I.C.A. [new line] ANESTHETIST,
SECRETARY, TEACHER, JOURNALIST [new line] NEW YORK CITY”; Below this text is
a bas-relief, brass and silver colored medallion of a robed woman (perhaps a
Greek goddess) holding a branch; Also pictured is a lamp, stack of books, owl
and globe; Below this medallion is more text: “IN APPRECIATIVE RECOGNITION
OF [new line] SPLENDID ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE [new line] ORGANIZATION, RESEARCH,
PRACTICE, [new line] JOURNALISM AND TEACHING OF ANESTHESIA [new line] IN THE
WORLD CONQUEST OF HUMAN PAIN [new line] FOR THE BENEFIT OF SUFFERING HUMANITY
[new paragraph] PRESENTED BY THE [new line] INTERNATIONAL ANESTHESIA [new
line] RESEARCH SOCIETY [new line] AND THE [new line] INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
[new line] OF ANESTHETISTS [new paragraph] XVII CONGRESS OF ANESTHETISTS [new
line] NEW YORK CITY, October 19 [new line] 1938; There is decorative
embossing on the base, waist, rim and handles.

Note Type: Reproduction
Notes: Photographed by Mr. William Lyle in the summer or fall of 2010.

Note Type: Historical
Notes: The Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology is Dr. Paul M. Wood’s (1894-1963)
living legacy. In the early 1930s Dr. Wood founded the library-museum by
donating his personal anesthesia library and apparatus collection to the New
York Society of Anesthetists (NYSA), which later became the American Society
of Anesthesiologists (ASA). His collection of texts and artifacts reflects
his belief in their capacity to illuminate history and inform
anesthesiology’s present and future. The collection is also evidence of his
drive to foster scholarly activity in the profession.