Anaesthesia is a relatively modern specialty which has seen incredible changes over the years; changes that should be documented and analysed.
Capturing the individual and collective memories of people, places and events allows us to explore who we are and what we have achieved. History cannot predict the future; what it does is provide us with reference points, places from which we can examine the present to better guide the future.
This oral history project will supplement the College's history and heritage holdings, building on the considerable research and educational resources that we already possess. It will provide unique insights from important people about their involvement in key events in the history of the profession in Australia.
Professor Tess Cramond
Professor Tess Cramond is recognised internationally for her
contribution to the field of anaesthesia and pain management. She
established the Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic at the Royal Brisbane
Hospital in 1967 and was the director there for 42 years.
Professor Cramond has held many significant positions, including Dean of the Faculty and President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and received many accolades, including the Gilbert Brown Prize, an OBE and AO, an Advance Australia Award, a Red Cross Long Service Award and the AMA Women in Medicine Award.
Dr Duncan Campbell
Dr Duncan Campbell invented the Campbell ventilator in 1973; a ventilator that became extremely popular in Australia and New Zealand. In 2011, he was awarded the Robert Orton Medal for his contribution to anaesthesia.
Dr Nerida Dilworth
Dr Nerida Dilworth has devoted her career to establishing outstanding paediatric anaesthesia in Western Australia, ensuring the reputation of Princess Margaret Hospital as a leading children’s hospital. She has been a tireless contributor to the College and has received many awards including the Member of the Order of Australia and the inaugural ASA Medal for significant contributions to anaesthesia. The Western Australian branch of the ASA awards a registrar prize annually in her name.
For further information relating to Anaesthesia Stories please contact the Geoffrey Kaye Museum, on +61 3 8517 5309, or email email@example.com