Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society
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Chronology of CAS Events


1940s

1943

  • 27 May: Memorandum of Agreement incorporating By-laws signed by HR Griffith, R Rochette, M Digby Leigh, W Bourne, and G Cousineau.
  • 21 June: Letters of Patent incorporating Society granted.
  • 24 June: provisional Directors meet and elect HR Griffith as President, M Digby Leigh as Secretary, R Rochette and W Bourne as Vice-Presidents. The five founders become the Society's first members - total membership is 5.
  • 9 October: first meeting of "Executive", which is equivalent to Council.
  • Dues set at $5.00.
1944
  • 24 May: first Annual Meeting held at Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
  • The NDP platform includes proposal for "universal" health care insurance for Saskatchewan.
  • 7 December: membership organized in nine provincial divisions.
1945
  • 24 May: membership totals 310 at the end of World War II.
  • 15-19 June: first Refresher Course held prior to Annual Meeting.
1946
  • 3 March: Committee on Survey of Anaesthetic Services formed - the first CAS Committee.
  • RA Gordon elected Secretary-Treasurer.
  • CAS office moved to Medical Arts Building in Toronto.
1947
  • Saskatchewan Hospital Insurance Plan introduced.
  • Fall: first exam held for Royal College certification.
1948
  • 23-24 April: Western Canadian Division's meeting held in Regina.
1949
  • 16 June: Newfoundland approved as Society's tenth Division.


Excerpted in part by DJ Doyle from Watching Closely Those Who Sleep, David AE Shephard, 1993






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