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The American Society of Regional Anesthesia: A Concise History of the Original Group-Its Birth, Growth, and Eventual Dissolution
  1. Mark G. Mandabach, M.D. and
  2. Amos J. Wright, M.L.S.
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  1. Reprint requests: Mark G. Mandabach, M.D., Department of Anesthesia, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Jefferson Tower 845, 619 South 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35249-6810. E-mail: mmandabach{at}


The history of the original American Society of the Regional Anesthesia is presented-its birth, growth, and eventual dissolution. Reasons for its dissolution are discussed.

Key Words:
  • Regional anesthesia
  • History
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia
  • The origins of ASRA

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