Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Print version ISSN 0034-7094
REIS JUNIOR, Almiro dos. Carlos Parsloe (1919-2009) - in memory. Rev. Bras. Anestesiol. [online]. 2009, vol.59, n.4, pp. 496-519. ISSN 0034-7094. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-70942009000400013.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dr. Carlos Pereira Parsloe was the most important and well known Brazilian anesthesiologist, and the one who achieved greater world repercussion. He played a fundamental role as President of the Scientific Commission of the III World congress of Anesthesiology (Brazil). He was President of SAESP and President of WFSA. His autobiography was published by the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology (Illinois, USA). With his passing in January of 2009, Brazilian Anesthesiology lost one of its most valuable members. CONTENTS: The life of Dr. Parsloe, emphasizing his character, competence, and achievements, is described. Events from his childhood to the medical course in Rio de Janeiro and his first years as a physician in Rio de Janeiro and Chicago (USA) are described. This paper describes events during his two-year residency in Madison (Wisconsin) under the guidance of Ralph Waters, of which he was proud. It reports his temporary return to Brazil, his second period in Madison, and his definitive return to our country and his life, and the importance of the Medical Anesthetic Service (SMA, from the Portuguese) of São Paulo. And it covers some of the countless tributes he received, both in Brazil and abroad. CONCLUSIONS: This tribute, based on his meaning to Brazilian and International Anesthesia, which defined who he was and what he did for our subspecialty, WFSA, SBA, SAESP, several other national and international societies, and for many anesthesiologists in our country, comes after de death of Dr. Carlos Pereira Parsloe in 2009.
Keywords : ANESTHESIA [general]; ANESTHESIA [regional]; ANESTHESIOLOGY [history]; PARSLOE [biography].