Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
Apgar score, Magill forceps, Guedel airway, and Macintosh laryngoscope
blade: what are the origins of these eponyms?
Eponyms link modern medicine to the pioneers and early personalities
who developed equipment, techniques, and ideas still in use today. Notable Names in Anaesthesia, edited by J. Roger Maltby, gives a brief
glimpse into the lives of those who lend their names to products and processes
in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine.
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