CME INDIA Presentation by ⚜ Dr. M. Gowri Sankar, MD, Senior Assistant Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, Government Medical College and ESI Hospital, Coimbatore.

Today’s History Feature:

🔸Today is National Doctors Day – a day to honour Physicians in United States of America.

🔸This day is to commemorate the anniversary of the first use of Ether anaesthetic agent during surgery on March 30, 1842 by an American Physician Dr. Crawford Long.

Prof. John Auer

(Mar 30,1875 – Aug 30, 1948)

💠American Physiologist & Pharmacologist

His contributions…

🔹John Auer studied medicine and graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1902.

🔹After his studies, Dr. John Auer started working with his father-in-law Dr. Samuel Meltzer, who was an inventive physiologist at Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York. After some time, they together performed many studies in the field of medicine.

🔹Later, Dr. Auer became the Professor of Pharmacology at St. Louis University School of medicine.

🔹Dr. John Auer is very famous for his eponym – Auer Rods in Leukemic cells.

🔹In fact, Dr. Auer was the first to describe “a needle or rod shaped intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies in leukemic cells” in the year 1906 in a 21 year boy, who was presented with nasal bleed.

🔹Further, he did his experimental studies in Guinea pigs in relation to Immediate anaphylaxis and gave the hypothesis that Bronchial asthma is due to hypersensitivity reactions to foreign substances.

🔹Later, he investigated the effect of magnesium on tetany.

🔹Also, he devised a Intratracheal Insufflation machine, which is a method of ventilating the lungs with anaesthesia during open thoracic surgeries.

A Day to Commemorate

A Skilful Experimenter

Prof. John Auer 🙏🏼

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