NEW! CAS Presidential Interviews Project

The CAS Presidential Interviews Project aims to document the lives and contributions of the past presidents of the society. These individuals, in holding the higest office of the society, have had major impacts on the evolution of CAS and have been vocal proponents for anesthesia practice in Canada and beyond

Dr Earl Wynands speaks on Anesthesia Day 2020 


watching closely those who sleep

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A history of the Canadian Anaesthesists' Society

Canadian anesthesiologists' society: archived equipment 

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Catalogued by Stephanie Zaslov, January - February, 2021

Harold Griffith - His Life and Legacy

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Archive of Historical Anesthesia Equipment Exhibit Catalog
Preserving the Heritage of Canadian Anesthesiology A Panorama of People, Ideas, Techniques and Events

Developed as part of the Archive Exhibit that was on display at the 60th Annual Meeting in Quebec.

An Exhibit of Inhalers and Vaporizers (1847-1968)

Developed as a companion piece to the Archive Exhibit that was on display at the 59th Annual Meeting in Ottawa.

Wood Library

The Wood Library-Museum maintains a collection of photographs and electronic images related to the history of anesthesia. The collection documents events and illustrates equipment​.

Archives presentation (PowerPoint, 9MB)

Originally presented at 2009 Annual Meeting. Contains history and images of anethesia equipment