Collection | Association of Anaesthetists



Oral histories

The Heritage Centre has been collecting oral histories from notable anaesthetists for several years.

We have interviewed several military anaesthetists for the World War One exhibitions. Doctors who served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan have taken part and discussed their experiences and the developments in patient care they were involved in. 

To view the interviews please click here.

If you would like a transcription of any interview, please contact us.


In 1944, Westminster Hospital produced a series of training films for anaesthetists, covering subjects including chloroform & ether anaesthesia, handling & care of the patient, and a step-by-step epidural technique.

To view the films please click here

COVID-19 Contemporary Collecting

Contemporary collecting is defined as the collecting of objects, stories and material culture that reflect the recent past and what is happening today. The museum is preparing to tell the story of the COVID-19 pandemic through the voices of anaesthetists, intensivists and patients, and by collecting anaesthetic equipment which was critical to patient care and safety. Find out more.

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