Ted Eger, M.D., ‘Giant of Anesthesia’: 1930-2017
The world of medicine lost a pioneer on August 26 with the passing of Edmond “Ted” Eger II, M.D.
At the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Eger played a seminal role in the development of modern inhaled anesthetics that are the mainstays of today’s practice.
Dr. Eger was a vital and prolific contributor to ASA over the course of his long career. In 1991, he received the ASA Distinguished Service Award, the Society’s highest honor.
ASA wishes to express its appreciation for Dr. Eger’s contributions to the Society and the specialty and offers its sincere condolences to the Eger family.
For more detailed information on the life and accomplishments of Dr. Eger, please visit the website of the UCSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care.
You may also be interested in Dr. Eger’s fascinating interview for the Wood Library-Museum (WLM) John W. Pender Collection of the Living History of Anesthesiology, in which he personally recounts his journey through medicine.
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