A Historical Perspective on Use of the Laryngoscope as a Tool in Anesthesiology

@article{Burkle2004AHP,
  title={A Historical Perspective on Use of the Laryngoscope as a Tool in Anesthesiology},
  author={C. Burkle and Fernando A Zepeda and D. Bacon and S. Rose},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={100},
  pages={1003-1006}
}
EACH year, one of the first skills anesthesia residents must master is direct visualization of the vocal cords to safely and successfully intubate the trachea of surgical patients. Debates have raged in teaching centers about the superiority of one laryngoscope over another or the merits of a straight versus a curved blade. However, this yearly debate is a phenomenon of the twentieth century, as anesthesiologists sought better tools to facilitate patient care. Physician interest in visualizing… Expand
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