Features  |   July 2015
Undervaluation of Anesthesiologists: A Historical Review
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  • Joseph F. Cassady, Jr., M.D.
    Task Force on State Advocacy
    Chair
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Features   |   July 2015
Undervaluation of Anesthesiologists: A Historical Review
ASA Monitor 07 2015, Vol.79, 28-29.
ASA Monitor 07 2015, Vol.79, 28-29.
“The more you explain it, the more I don’t understand it.”
– Mark Twain
Senior phsycian anesthesiologists in my peer group have participated in a fascinating evolution of our medical specialty. During our medical careers, technological and pharmaceutical innovations have produced an exponential reduction in perioperative mortality. Notwithstanding these spectacular developments, I wonder if the true value of our generation’s achievements will ever be fully appreciated, or fairly valued.
In this column, I will review some historical developments that have misvalued our medical specialty. It is my hope that a fuller understanding of these factors may ultimately contribute to solutions.
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