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The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific association of physicians organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient.


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January 1, 2014 Volume 78, Number 1
In Memoriam

Stanley Borum, M.D.
September 6, 2013
Tyler, Texas


Kenneth T. Buckley, M.D.
August 1, 2013
Winchester, Massachusetts


Richard Delgrande, M.D.
August 26, 2013
Sewickley, Pennsylvania


Vladimir “Vlad” Formanek, M.D.
March 7, 2013
Westwood, Massachusetts


Edward P. Juras
June 29, 2012
Kewadin, Michigan


Bao-Cheng Lee, M.D.
April 24, 2013
Scarsdale, New York


Rosemarie Maddi, M.D.
October 21, 2013
Newton Center, Massachusetts


Elizabeth Martinez, M.D.
September 19, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts


Leroy Misuraca, M.D.
August 23, 2013
Long Beach, California


Amerwai S. Reddy, M.D.
September 15, 2013
Cary, North Carolina


William “Bill” H. Rice, M.D.
February 10, 2013
St. Cloud, Minnesota


Leon H. Schmidt, M.D.
July 31, 2013
Santa Rosa, California


Anna Stadnicka, Ph.D.
October 18, 2013
Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Frances M. Thayer, M.D.
December 13, 2012
Santa Barbara, California


Neal R. Touran, M.D.
June 14, 2012 
Petoskey, Michigan



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