Articles  |   July 2016
Acute Pain Workshop 2016
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Articles   |   July 2016
Acute Pain Workshop 2016
ASA Monitor 07 2016, Vol.80, 34-35.
ASA Monitor 07 2016, Vol.80, 34-35.
The introduction of anesthesia to Cuba was officially reported with the successful use of inhaled ether on March 11, 1947, in the capital city, La Habana, by the Cuban doctor Vicente Antonio De Castro y Bermúdez.1  Even earlier, work by Pio Manual Martínez Curbelo in 1937 demonstrated a novel approach to regional anesthesia in blocking the brachial plexus in the sitting position, in order to have better access to the plexus with less of a chance of puncturing the lung.2  In 1947, he later published work describing the use of a catheter for a continuous epidural block.
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