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A Journeying Journal: Pittinger's Inaugural Issue of Anesthesiology

  • George S. Bause
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    Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, 2124 Cornell Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
    Honorary Curator, American Society of Anesthesiologists', Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, 1061 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4973, USA
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Published:January 13, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janh.2016.01.001
      Charles Bernard “Charlie” Pittinger (1913–1990) received his BS in chemistry in 1935 from Ohio's University of Akron. After moving to Dayton in southwestern Ohio, Pittinger served from 1937 to 1945 as an Army Air Corps chemist in the Materiel Division at Wright Field (now Wright-Patterson Air Force Base).

      Charles Bernard Pittinger Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Accessed at: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/diglib/sc_diglib/archColl/62.html. Accessed January 1, 2016.

      In July of 1940, in the middle of Pittinger's years as a military chemist, the first issue of the journal Anesthesiology was published by the American Society of Anesthetists.
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      References

      1. Anesth Hist Assoc Newsl. 1990; 8 (Stephen CR.): 4
      2. Charles Bernard Pittinger Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. Accessed at: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/diglib/sc_diglib/archColl/62.html. Accessed January 1, 2016.

        • Pittinger
        Gertrude Ann - age 98 [obituary].
        in: Knoxville News Sentinel. 2009 (Accessed at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/knoxnews/obituary-preview.aspx?n=gertrude-ann-pittinger&pid=131428684&referrer=1477. Accessed January 1, 2016)