Lillian Abraham, 96, doctor | Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/18/2010

Posted on Thu, Mar. 18, 2010 Lillian Abraham, 96, doctor Lillian E. Fredericks Abraham, 96, a retired anesthesiologist formerly of Elkins Park, died Sunday at her daughter’s home in Bellingham, Wash. For more than 30 years until retiring at the mandatory age of 70 in 1984, Dr. Abraham was on the staff of Albert Einstein Medical Center, where she was chief anesthesiologist for many years. From 1974 to 1984, she was also on the staff of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and an associate professor at Penn’s School of Medicine. She enjoyed teaching, said her son, Richard. Dr. Abraham was an early proponent of hypnosis as an adjunct to traditional anesthesia. She published several articles on the subject and in 1966 wrote the book Anesthesia for Open Heart Surgery . At 87 she published the book The Use of Hypnosis in Surgery and Anesthesiology: Psychological Preparation of the Surgical Patient . In 1995, she received the Shirley Schneck Award from the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis …[Filtrs in article: hypnosis ][FiltrRank: 6][Source: philly.com]

Lillian Abraham, 96, doctor | Philadelphia Inquirer | 03/18/2010

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