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    Chief Complaint


    Organ System


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    ASA Physical Status/ASA Classification

    Classifies health of patients prior to surgery.
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    Normal healthy patient
    Patient with mild systemic disease
    Patient with severe systemic disease
    Patient with severe systemic disease that is a constant threat to life
    Moribund patient not expected to survive without the operation
    Declared brain-dead patient whose organs are being removed for donor purposes


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    Dr. Meyer Saklad

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    Meyer Saklad, MD, (d. 1979) was chief of anesthesiology at Rhode Island Hospital. He also served as part of the Unitarian Service Committee’s medical missions in Japan. Dr. Saklad’s primary research was focused on pharmacology of anesthetics, inhalation anesthesia, endotracheal anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, and oxygen therapy.

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