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Books, Journals, New Media
July 9, 2003


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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.

JAMA. 2003;290(2):269. doi:10.1001/jama.290.2.269

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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