Year: 1979 Source: Anesthesiology, v.51, (1979), p.195-199 SIEC No: 19860534

To determine whether anesthesiologists, because of prolonged exposure to inhalational anesthetics, might have higher death rates than other physicians, the mortality rates of members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) for the period 1954-76 were examined. Mortality was found to be not significantly higher than for physicians. There was a high suicide rate in members less than 55 yrs old.