On April 23, 1948, the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists was conceived at a meeting of a few physicians held in the office of Dr. Urban Eversole, the Chief of Anesthesia at the Lahey Clinic.

Prior to World War II there were very few physicians interested in the science and the art of anesthesiology. In fact there were very few physicians who could be called an “anesthesiologist,” or even “anesthetist”. At that time anesthesia was mainly ether and nitrous oxide/oxygen by inhalation, thiopental sodium intravenously and procaine by the subarachnoid route! The individuals administrating these drugs were general practitioners, nurse anesthetists, residents in surgery, and the occasional surgeon who administrated spinals to patients upon whom he was to operate. There were very few true residencies in Anesthesia through out the country. >


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MSA has joined the ASA Unified Dues Billing Program effective Nov. 2015.
2016 Bills for MSA members will be combined w/ASA Dues Invoice.
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Letter From Your President

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Mass Anesthesiologists Political Action Committee (APAC)
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Proposed Electronic Health Records/Meaningful Use Regulations
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Anesthesia Quality Institute
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Changes Due to the Implementation of ICD-10
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Tufts Health Plan Adopts Policy on Anesthesia for Endoscopy
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Tufts Health Plan OB Analgesia Payment Policy
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New Board Regs Bring New CME Requirements Newsbrief
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2016 MSA Annual Meeting
Guest Speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Plagenhoef, ASA President-elect
May 26, 2016
MIT Endicott House, Dedham, MA