Built on the northeast corner of Chicago’s North Clark and West Randolph Streets, the 16-story Ashland Block (centered above) was designed by architect D. H. Burnham. Towering in the right background is the 17-story Schiller Building, the tallest skyscraper designed by Adler & Sullivan. After principal architect Louis Sullivan fired his lead draftsman, Frank Lloyd Wright, the latter set up office on the Schiller’s 15th floor. Just two floors below Wright’s office, Chicago’s Post-Graduate School of Anaesthesia was founded in 1893 and would become the first institution to award the MSA—the Master of Science of Anaesthesia degree. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)

Built on the northeast corner of Chicago’s North Clark and West Randolph Streets, the 16-story Ashland Block (centered above) was designed by architect D. H. Burnham. Towering in the right background is the 17-story Schiller Building, the tallest skyscraper designed by Adler & Sullivan. After principal architect Louis Sullivan fired his lead draftsman, Frank Lloyd Wright, the latter set up office on the Schiller’s 15th floor. Just two floors below Wright’s office, Chicago’s Post-Graduate School of Anaesthesia was founded in 1893 and would become the first institution to award the MSA—the Master of Science of Anaesthesia degree. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)

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George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H., Honorary Curator, ASA’s Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Clinical Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. UJYC@aol.com.