Patrick P. Sim, MLS

The story of Patrick Sim’s 450-page annotated bibliography on the history of anesthesia as chronicled through the rare book holdings of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.

  • Remembering Patrick P. Sim, M.L.S. (1939-2010): Our “Tiger Amongst the Tomes” at America’s Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology

    George S. Bause, Charles C. Tandy
    Vol. 29, Issue 1
    Published in issue: January 2011
A thorough review of Patrick Sim’s life.

Pictures of Patrick Sim and his life.

  • Remembering Patrick P. Sim, M.L.S. (1939-2010): Our “Tiger Amongst the Tomes” at America’s Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology

    George S. Bause, Charles C. Tandy
    Vol. 29, Issue 1
    Published in issue: January 2011

An occasionally whimsical timeline of Patrick Sim’s life.

Eulogies of Patrick Sim by two long-time friends and colleagues: Karen R. Bieterman, MLIS and George S. Bause, MD, PhD.

Fifteen short tributes to Patrick Sim.

In 2001, the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology and Patrick Sim celebrated his 30 years of outstanding service.

A salute to Patrick Sim’s 30 years of service to the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.

Patrick Sim’s Published Work

  • C.T. Jackson's 15 October 1846 Letter to J.-B.A.L. Elie de Beaumont: Jackson's Thoughts on Ether Day's Eve?

    George S. Bause, Patrick P. Sim, M. Paul
    Vol. 29, Issue 1
    Published in issue: January 2011

Friendly letter from Charles T Jackson, MD, to Professor J.-B.A.L. Elie de Beaumont. Beaumont later was the Secretary of the French Academy of Sciences, which later determined that Jackson, and not William T. G. Morton, should be credited with discovering ether.

  • The University of Oklahoma: The First Independent Academic Anesthesia Department?

    Vaidy S. Rao, Mark E. Schroeder, Patrick P. Sim, Donald C. Morris, Lucien E. Morris
    Vol. 29, Issue 3
    Published in issue: July 2011

A discussion of the supporting evidence that the University of Oklahoma had the first independent academic anesthesia department and the implications therein.

The story behind the seal of the Wood Library Museum of Anesthesiology is explained.

This article discusses the 2000 joint meeting of the History of Anaesthesia Society (UK) and the Anesthesia History Association (US) at the World Congress of Anesthesiology.

This article discusses the earliest known successful case of mesmerism anesthesia which occurred on April 12, 1829.

This article provide a patient’s 1847 description of the experience of ether anesthesia.

Patrick Sim’s personal relationship with the icons of anesthesia allowed him to write trenchant obituaries.

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