On September 6, 2015, ASA lost one of its more colorful Past Presidents, Dr. Daniel Charles Moore, just three days shy of his 97th birthday. Dr. Moore served as ASA president in 1959, but will be most remembered for his passionate advocacy for regional anesthesia procedures in the middle of the last century, when advances in general anesthesia drugs and techniques threatened to make regional block obsolete. With his life-long friend, Dr. John J. Bonica, Dr. Moore preached and promulgated regional approaches at local, national and international meetings. His heavily illustrated 1953 textbook Regional Block became the bible for an entire generation of regional anesthesiologists, along with his three other textbooks. His multiple publications about clinical safety and utility became the background of regional anesthesia practice. His department’s clinical research on bupivacaine was the foundation of FDA approval of that drug. He made major contributions in the area of local...
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Michael Mulroy; Daniel C. Moore, M.D., 1918-2015. ASA Monitor 2016; 80:38–39
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