Aims & Scope


The Journal of Anesthesia History (ISSN 2352-4529) is an international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the study of anesthesia history and related disciplines. The Journal addresses anesthesia history from antiquity to the present. Its wide scope includes the history of perioperative care, pain medicine, critical care medicine, physician and nurse practices of anesthesia, equipment, drugs, and prominent individuals. The Journal serves a diverse audience of physicians, nurses, dentists, clinicians, historians, educators, researchers and academicians.


The Journals mission is to be the journal of record for documenting and interpreting seminal developments in the history of anesthesia and the journal of choice for anesthesia historians worldwide. It strives to promote the study of anesthesia history and to provide a strong academic forum for anesthesia historians. The Journal seeks to develop a better appreciation of current medical, political, and professional issues by providing the relevant historical background.