Newly Expanded Wood Library-Museum (WLM) of Anesthesiology Opens in Breathtaking New Schaumburg, IL Headquarters

Multimedia museum exhibit celebrates the history of modern anesthesiology. Formerly located in Park Ridge, Illinois, the new WLM offers an in-depth look at the history of pain-relieving surgical anesthetics and the profession of anesthesiology.

Recent News

Anesthesiology Reflections From the Wood Library-Museum

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Since January of 2009, ASA's Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology and ASA's official journal, Anesthesiology, have collaborated on publishing historical vignettes by WLM Honorary Curator George Bause alongside images garnered from the library, archives, museum, and art collections of the WLM. To see a collection of Anesthesiology Reflections From The Wood Library-Museum, please click on the image above or visit . All images and vignettes were published in Anesthesiology and are copyrighted by the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.

Video Spotlight

2016 Lewis H. Wright Memorial Lecture – George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H., Presents "America's Doctor Anaesthetists (1862-1936): Turning a Tide of Asphyxiating Waves"

2015 Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology Update by Karen Bieterman, M.L.I.S., WLM Director and Head Librarian.

ASA Newsletters

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For two decades, from 1989-2009, the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology produced one issue of the ASA Newsletter annually which was devoted to the history of anesthesiology. To see these ASA Newsletters, please click on the image above. In addition, the WLM figured strongly in the ASA Centennial issue which was released in 2005. All images and vignettes were published in the ASA Newsletter and are copyrighted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

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