In 1964, the great American singer and songwriter, Bob Dylan, released his song titled “The Times They Are A Changin’ ”:

Come gather ‘round people, wherever you roam

And admit that the waters around you have grown

And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone.

If your time to you is worth savin’

Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone

For the times they are a-changin’.

While the lyrics of this song and many others written by this musical visionary became anthems reflecting a wide range of political, social and philosophical influences of the times, they remain relevant today and can be related to a much broader perspective.

In 1979, George Burgess, Robert Marino and Martin Peuler, all anesthesiologists at the Oschner Clinic in New Orleans, decided to form a new national academic organization called the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) for those...

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