AANA Timeline History

The AANA has a proud history of serving the anesthesia profession.  The AANA Archives preserves the history of the AANA, and by extension the history of the nurse anesthesia profession, through items that document the activities of the AANA since its founding in 1931. Documents, publications, photographs, memorabilia, audiovisual items, and anesthesia equipment are included in the Archives' collections. The AANA Library comprises a small collection of books and journals on anesthesia and related healthcare topics.


Apr 30, 2018, 09:27 AM
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Alice Magaw begins working as nurse anesthetist at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minn., for Dr. Charles Mayo. He later bestows upon her the title "Mother of Anesthesia" for her mastery of open drop ether