The Lewis H. Wright Memorial Lecture is sponsored annually by the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (WLM) and honors the lecture’s 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 presenter is Warren M. Zapol, M.D., Reginald Jenney Distinguished Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Anesthetist-in-Chief Emeritus, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Zapol received a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962 and a M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1966. He completed a surgical...

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