A native of Portland, Maine, Dr. William Francis Andrews (1852 to 1930) earned his D.D.S. in 1876 at the Maryland Dental College (1876). After moving to Springfield, Massachusetts, he married in 1877 and joined the Masons a year later. In this Ben Z. Swanson Collection trade card from the Wood Library-Museum, Dr. Andrews advertised his prowess at administering [laughing] “Gas and Ether” anesthetics. However, the Wood Library-Museum remembers Dr. Andrews best for cofounding Springfield’s premiere dental library. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)

A native of Portland, Maine, Dr. William Francis Andrews (1852 to 1930) earned his D.D.S. in 1876 at the Maryland Dental College (1876). After moving to Springfield, Massachusetts, he married in 1877 and joined the Masons a year later. In this Ben Z. Swanson Collection trade card from the Wood Library-Museum, Dr. Andrews advertised his prowess at administering [laughing] “Gas and Ether” anesthetics. However, the Wood Library-Museum remembers Dr. Andrews best for cofounding Springfield’s premiere dental library. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)

George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H., Honorary Curator and Laureate of the History of Anesthesia, Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Clinical Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. UJYC@aol.com.