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“Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I've got a hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

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George Bernard Shaw

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Irish playwright (1856–1950)

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The editors were fortunate indeed to have outstanding mentors who dedicated their professional lives to the development of our generation in the specialty. Through their guidance, wisdom, and actions, they truly handed the torch to us. As their progeny, we are ever grateful for both their professional guidance and their personal friendship. In recognition of their influence on us individually, and the specialty overall, we dedicate this book to:

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Robert M. Epstein,

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Harold Carron Professor and Chair

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Emeritus of Anesthesiology,

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University of Virginia,

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on behalf of David E. Longnecker

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Jerry Reves, Dean Emeritus College of Medicine and Distinguished Professor

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Medical University of South Carolina,

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Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology

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(former Chair, Duke University Department of Anesthesiology),

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on behalf of Mark F. Newman

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Richard J. Kitz, Henry Isaiah Dorr Distinguished Professor of Research and Teaching in Anaesthetics and Anaesthesia

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Edward Lowenstein, Henry Isaiah Dorr Professor of Research and Teaching in Anaesthetics and Anaesthesia,

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Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, on behalf of Warren M. Zapol

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Warren M. Zapol, Henry Isaiah Dorr Professor of Research and Teaching in Anaesthetics and Anaesthesia,

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Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, on behalf of Warren S. Sandberg

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Ronald G. Pearl, MD, PhD, Dr. Richard K. and Erika N. Richards Professor and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

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Stanford University School of Medicine

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on behalf of Sean C. Mackey

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