Year: 1968 Source: Anesthesiology, v.29, (May-June 1968), p.565-569 SIEC No: 20021125

During the years 1947-1966, there were 441 deaths among junior, active and retired members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists living in the United States or Canada. A cause of death was found for each member and death rates calculated for this group. Comparisons of these rates with those for U.S. males and with male policyholders of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company were made. Anesthesiologists appear to have a low incidence of lung cancer, a somewhat lower than average incidence of coronary artery disease inrecent years, and a high death rate from suicide and malignancies of the lymphoid and reticuloendothelial tissues. (3 refs)