The Lewis H. Wright Memorial Lecture is sponsored annually by the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (WLM) and honors its namesake, who was a pioneer in American anesthesiology. Dr. Wright was committed to enhancing the stature of anesthesiology as a clinical science and as an advanced medical specialty. He was a founding member of the WLM Board of Trustees and later served as its president emeritus. In 1973, the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists endowed this lectureship to honor Dr. Wright, who died the following year.

This year’s distinguished guest is Kirk Hogan M.D., J.D., Professor, Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Hogan’s undergraduate, graduate, internship and residency education all were received at the University of Wisconsin; he completed a B.S. in anthropology in 1972, an M.D. in 1976, an...

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