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Positive-pressure ventilation, spinal anesthesia, and Rudolph Matas: the anesthetic contributions of an inquisitive surgical legend.
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PMID:  20336956     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dr. Rudolph Matas, in addition to being one of the pioneering and most prestigious vascular surgeons of the 19th century, was an influential figure in the development of anesthesiology in the United States (US). His inquisitive nature and determination to understand medicine were tremendous influences in his development of innovative approaches to solve surgical and medical problems. Driven by such curiosity and determination, Dr. Matas made pivotal contributions in the historical timeline of current anesthesiological practice, including the use of spinal anesthesia and positive-pressure ventilation during thoracotomies.
Alberto Enrique Ardon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article; Portraits    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society : official organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society     Volume:  162     ISSN:  0024-6921     ISO Abbreviation:  J La State Med Soc     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-26     Completed Date:  2010-06-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505618     Medline TA:  J La State Med Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Department of Internal Medicine, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Spinal / history*,  methods
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Positive-Pressure Respiration / history*,  instrumentation
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Personal Name Subject:
Rudolph Matas

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