The Association of Anaesthetists

The Anaesthesia Heritage Centre at the Association of Anaesthetists in Portland Place, is a unique medical science museum devoted to the history of anaesthesia and pain relief. The current exhibition, Going Green: Anaesthesia, Climate and Sustainability (online only), explores the impact of anaesthesia and healthcare services on the environment, and changes that can be made to lessen that impact. 

The Heritage Centre was founded from a donation by A Charles King but has since embraced numerous contributions. The collection encompasses the entire history of anaesthesia, from Morton's demonstration of ether inhalation in 1846 to modern anaesthetic machines and appliances still in use today. An archive and library provide excellent facilities for research into the history of anaesthesia.

The Anaesthesia Heritage Centre at the Association of Anaesthetists in Portland Place, is a unique medical science museum devoted to the history of anaesthesia and pain relief. The current exhibition, Going Green: Anaesthesia, Climate and Sustainability (online only), explores the impact of anaesthesia and healthcare services on the environment, and changes that can be made to lessen that impact. 

The Heritage Centre was founded from a donation by A Charles King but has since embraced numerous contributions. The collection encompasses the entire history of anaesthesia, from Morton's demonstration of ether inhalation in 1846 to modern anaesthetic machines and appliances still in use today. An archive and library provide excellent facilities for research into the history of anaesthesia.

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