Anesthesia Museum at Rutgers University

The Anesthesia Museum was created by Dr. Enrique Pantin to honor the forefathers of the anesthesia specialty and learn about the past while continuing to build the future. Dr. Pantin noticed that items were disappearing from common use as newer ones came along to replace them. The museum offers a place for these past practices to be recognized.

Dr. Enrique Pantin was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1962 and graduated from Lis Razetti Medical School at the Central University of Venezuela in 1987. In 1996 he migrated to the United States with his family. He has been part of the Cardiothoracic Anesthesia team at Rutgers since 2001. Since the start of his career he has felt a great respect for his field and was always curious about the ever-evolving clinical field and tools. Early in his career he began collecting anesthesia-related items that would have otherwise been discarded. He recruited some colleagues and decided to use them artifacts to educate others on the history of anesthesiology.

The Anesthesia Museum is located in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Rutgers University, located at the Clinical academic Building, Suite 3100, 125 Patterson Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901. The museum is open to the public by appointment requested in advance through


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Written by Stephanie Summers