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    Guedel Center Collection

    The collection encompasses books, journals, written materials, photographs, slides, artifacts, and anesthesia equipments. Materials that are associated with one specific person are listed under that individual's name in the page on Pioneers in Anesthesia.

    Archival Materials  |  Artifacts  |  Books & Journals  |  Photographs and Slides

    Archival Materials

    • 541-569 Incoming Correspondence: 1962-present

    • 570-585 Outgoing Correspondence: 1962--8/76

    • 586-605 Outgoing Correspondence; 9/76-91

    • 606 Miscellaneous Correspondence

    • 607 Correspondence: Asia Survey

    • 608 Correspondence: Mrs. John Hart (Guedel's granddaughter)

    • 609 Donation records

    • 610-612 Treasurer's Reports

    • 613 Librarian's Reports

    • 614-617 Meeting Minutes

    • 618 Boards of Directors

    • 619 GMAC state incorporation documents

    • 620 GMAC By-laws

    • 621 GMAC general information/history/ephemera

    • 622 GMAC catalog, 1991

    • 623-652 Biennial Western Conference

    • 653-660 American Society of Anesthesiologists

    • 661-662 CSA Bulletin AE Guedel Commemorative Issue

    • 663 Northern California Anesthesia Society

    • 664 Anesthesia History Association

    • 665 Waters Alumni Association/Aqualumni

    • 666 Waters Alumni/Aqualumni - Correspondence

    • 667 History of anesthesia in the Bay Area

    • 668 History of anesthesia in California

    • 669 History of anesthesia

    • 670 Commemorative stamps of anesthetists

    • 671 Curare - Miscellaneous

    • 672 Curare - reprints/papers

    • 673 E.R. Squibb & Sons

    • 674 Catalogs of anesthesia equipment

    • 675 Foregger catalogs

    • 676 Dr. David Crankshaw

    • 677 Dr. Carl Fisher

    • 678 Dr. Harold Griffith

    • 679 Dr. Arthur Guedel

    • 680 Dr. Phyllis Harroun

    • 681 Dr. Geoffrey Kay

    • 682 Dr. Chauncey Leake

    • 683 Dr. John Lundy

    • 684 John and Urban Morf

    • 685 Dr. Lucien E. Morris BOX 11 686 Dr. Lucien E. Morris

    • 687 Prof. William W. Mushin

    • 688 Dr. William Neff

    • 689 Dr. William Neff

    • 690 Dr. Ralph Waters

    • 691 Dr. Horace Wells

    • 692 Dr. Lewis Wright

    • 693 Miscellaneous reprints

    • 694 Kay Belton Estate

    • 695 Blumenfeld Memorial Window

    • 696 Wood Library-Museum, Park Ridge, IL

    • 697 Ephemera Box 11A Miscellaneous Dr. William Neff

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    Artifacts

    • Wooden top made by Dr. Guedel.

    • Clock, metal and wood, about 20". Gift to Mrs. William Neff from Mrs. Arthur Guedel.

    • Trophy from the National Anesthesia Research Society to Dr. Guedel inscribed, "in appreciation of the pioneer work with nitrous oxid oxygen anesthesia in obstetrics", October 1921.

    • 16 wooden painted plaques representing anesthesia societies, each app. 9"x7".

    • Hickman Medal Third Award, in leather case.

    • Guedel Memorial Medallion presented to Linus Pauling, 1964, 4" diameter.

    • Medallion in small (5"x7") book-type holder from the International College of Anesthetists, with Arthur Guedel's name inscribed on back.

    • Tablet, 3 3/4"x6 1/4", of prescriptions written in cuneiform script. Oversized materials BOX 37

    • Meeting minutes of the Anesthesiology Section of the California State Medical Society, 1922-1956

    • Meeting minutes of the CMA Section on Anesthesia, 1937-1946

    • Guedel Memorial Anesthesia Center brochure and logo art

    • Mounted print of Robert Hinckley's painting, "First Operation under Ether"

    • Framed certificate from the Sociedad de Medicos Anestesiologos de Cuba to Dr. Guedel. 13.5"x15".

    • Framed reproduction of a sketch of Dr. A.W. Brayton which belonged to Dr. Guedel. 9"x11".

    • Framed profile portrait of David Starr Jordan. 14"x17.5".

    • Box 37A

    • Framed and unframed honorary awards of Dr. William Neff

    • The oversized materials listed below are currently on display in the Guedel Center:

    • Framed honorary certificate to Dr. Guedel from the International Anesthesia Research Society, 1949.

    • "Americanism Award" to Dr. Guedel from the Indiana Foundation of Southern California, metal, in the shape of Indiana, 1949.

    • Honorary plaque commemorating the Biennial Western Conference, metal, no date.

    • Framed certification of anesthesia specialization from the American Board of Anesthesiology to Dr. Guedel, 1943.

    • Framed certificate of honorable discharge from the U.S. Army to Dr. Guedel, 1919.

    • Framed commemoration of the Hickman Medal to Dr. Guedel from the Anesthetic Section of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, 1941.

    • Framed certificate of fellowship in the American College of Anesthesiologists to Dr. Guedel, 1948.

    • Framed certificate of honorary membership in the Sociedade Brasileira de Anestesiologia to Dr. Guedel, 1954.

    • Framed poem entitled "Life and Man" by Seth W. Sensiba, dedicated to Drs. Guedel and Waters, 17"x19".

    • Program from the 1955 meeting of the Academy of Anesthesiology.

    • Framed painted portrait of Arthur Guedel by E. Campbell Bailey, 24"x30".

    • Framed color illustration depicting Richard Gill in Ecuador, 12.5"x15".

    • Framed illustration (B&W) of the Aqualumni family tree, 18"x24".

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    Books & Journals

    The Guedel Center has a number of journals and over 1000 books including many of historical significance. Items of historial interest include:

    • On Chloroform and other Anaesthetics by John Snow, M.D. John Churchill, London, 1858

    • Curare Intocostrin. E.R. Squibb & Sons, New York, 1946

    • Typescript of Inhalation Anesthesia: A Teaching Outline, 1st Ed., 1935.

    • On The Inhalation of the Vapour of Ether in Surgical Operations by John Snow, M.D.

    • Anaesthetists' Travel Club, 1929 - 1952 - An Historical Review.

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    Photographs and Slides


    • 698 Photographs (B&W): Arthur E. Guedel (removed from his scrapbook)

    • 699 Photographs (B&W): A.E. Guedel at Hickman Medal Award Ceremony, 1940

    • 700 Slides: Hickman medal

    • 701 Photographs (B&W): Anesthetists Travel Club

    • 702 Photographs (B&W) and slides: Guedel portraits

    • 703 Photographs (B&W and color): Florence and Art Guedel

    • 704 Photographs (B&W): Dr. Guedel with identified people

    • 705 Photographs (B&W) and slide: Dr. Guedel with unidentified people

    • 706-711 Photographs (B&W and color): identified colleagues/friends of Dr. Guedel

    • 712 Photographs (B&W and color): children alone/with Dr. Guedel

    • 713 Slide: Dr. Guedel's study

    • 714 Photographs (B&W): Ecuadorian blowgun hunters

    • 715 Photographs (B&W): manufacturing curare in Ecuador

    • 716 Photographs (B&W): Richard C. Gill manufacturing curare

    • 717 Photograph (B&W): A.E. Bennett and A.R. McIntyre (?)

    • 718 Photographs (B&W): Richard C. and Ruth Gill

    • 719 Photographs (B&W): plant source of curare (chondodendron platiphyllum)

    • 720 Photographs (B&W): plant source of curare (chondodendron microphyllum)

    • 721 Photographs (B&W): misc. plant sources of curare

    • 722 Photographs (B&W) and slides: Dr. Ralph Waters

    • 723 Photographs (B&W) and negative: Aqualumni

    • 724 Photographs (B&W): Dr. William Cassels

    • 725 Photographs (B&W): Dr. Harold R. Griffith

    • 726 Photographs (B&W): Dr. Wesley Bourne

    • 727 Photographs (B&W): Dr. Phyllis Harroun

    • 728 Photographs (B&W): Dr. Kim Hallamore

    • 729 Photographs (B&W): Dr. Frank and Laurette McMechan

    • 730 Photographs (B&W): Dr. Paul Wood

    • 731 Photographs (B&W): CSA Bulletin A.E. Guedel Commemorative Issue

    • 732 Slide: Guedel Center original building

    • 733 Photographs (B&W and color)/slides/laminated blueprints: 2395 Sacramento St. (present Guedel Center), San Francisco

    • 734 Photographs (B&W and color)/negatives/slides: GMAC curare exhibit, 1964?

    • 735 Photographs (B&W): GMAC Reception and Dedication, 10/26/69

    • 736 Photographs (B&W) and slide: miscellaneous portraits (GMAC)

    • 737 Photographs (B&W): miscellaneous (GMAC)

    • 738 Photographs (B&W and color): misc. GMAC events and members

    • 739 Slides: "Taming the Flying Death" documentary advertisement

    • 740 Photographs (B&W): Anesthesia monuments

    • 741 Photographs (B&W): operating room scenes

    • 742 Photographs (B&W): Copper Kettle Gas Machine

    • 743 Slides (color): Venturi Circulator

    • 744 Photographs (B&W): misc. anesthesia equipment

    • 745 Photographs/laminated drawings: Endotracheal tube cuff

    • 746 Photograph (B&W): Biennial Western Conference, 1956

    • 747 Photographs/slides (B&W and color): Dual Venturi Circulator, Magnetic-drive Circulator, Double-Entry Mask, Flexible Metal Connector, Vaporiser

    • Slides, various meetings of the ASA, CSA and Biennial Western Conference, 1950-1959

    • Set of 7 mounted B&W photographs of Richard C. Gill and associates, 20"x16": Manuel Ollala, July 17, 1949. Neg. No. 49-62.

    • Richard C. Gill and Manuel Ollala in garden at 3811 Magnolia Drive, July 17, 1949. Neg. No. 49-56.

    • George Dundas in Transandino Co. lab - 3811 Magnolia Drive, April 10, 1947. Neg. No. 47-28.

    • Manuel Ollala at portable balance in lab at 3811 Magnolia Drive, July 16, 1949. Neg. No. 49-51.

    • Transandino Co. crew. G. Dundas, secretary, R.C. Gill, Ruth Gill at 3811 Magnolia Drive, March 6, 1947. Neg. No. 47-23.

    • Richard C. Gill at desk - 3811 Magnolia Drive, August 25, 1946. Neg. No. 46-282.

    • Transandino Co. crew: R.C. Gill, Robert Gates, Harry Sanders, Charles Wilson, Phillip Geller, Manuel Ollala, George Dundas, Jane Wuthman, Ruth Gill, July 27, 1949. Neg. No. 49-107.

    • Photograph of Dr. Ron Stephen, Dr. William Neff, and Dr. Merel Harmel at the 1994 ASA meeting in the Guedel Center. Color, framed and mounted, 13.5"x17"

    • Sequence of photographs of Dr. Leroy Vandam and Dr. Rod Calverly at the 1994 meeting of the American Society of Anethesiologists. Color, laminated and mounted, 12"x17"

    • Photograph of Dr. Margaret Blumenthal. B&W, 10.25"x13.75".

    • Framed set of photocopied photographs of the Anesthestists' Travel Club, 1940. 12"x14.5".

    • Photograph portrait of Dr. John Lundy, April 16, 1966. Color, framed, 14"x17".

    • Framed B&W photograph of medical books by Dr. M. Saklad. 16"x19".

    • Framed B&W photograph of Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Waters with inscription to Dr. Guedel: "We are hung here to salute Arthur Guedel, the 'Motorcycle Anesthetist' of World War I, France, 1916." 17"x20.5".

    • Framed photograph (B&W) of Dr. Guedel sitting between 2 unidentified men, circa 1920, 10"x12.5".

    • Framed photograph (B&W) of the Anesthetists' Travel Club, no date, 11.5"x14".

    • Framed photograph (B&W) of the House Staff at the Indianapolis City Hospital, 1907 and '08, 8"x10".

    • Framed photograph (B&W) of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, 1950, 13.5"x15".

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