Merel Harmel: Portrait of an Anesthesiology Pioneer.

Journal Article

Merel Harmel, MD, was the first anesthesiologist to give anesthesia for a palliative congenital heart operation performed by Alfred Blalock, MD. He was the first resident in anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins and was the first academic department chairman at 3 different universities during his long career. He was successful because of his steadfast belief that academic anesthesia could and must flourish and his incessant optimism no matter how daunting the many obstacles in his professional life.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reves, JG; Newman, MF

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 122 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 539 - 541

PubMed ID

  • 26797557

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26797557

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-7598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001087


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States