Death of a Company
Richard Foregger M.D.
The Biography of Richard von Foregger
This article reviews Richard von Foregger's contributions to the
development of anesthesiology during the first half of the 20th
century. Foregger participated in and contributed to numerous practical
and scientific endeavors that have benefitted the development
of anesthesiology in the United States and throughout the world.
Richard von Foregger, Ph.D (1872-1960):
Chemist and Manufacturer of Anesthesia equipment.
Showing the airtight box in which a man was sealed for 6 hours during
experiments using fused sodium peroxide to generate oxygen and absorb carbon
dioxide. Dr. Foregger in center.These experiments were conducted at the
Niagara Electrochemical Co., a subsidiary of Roessler and Hasslacher Chemical
Co. Circa 1906. Bryant Library Archives, Roslyn, New York.
The Tragic Ending
This historical account describes what happened to the last American owned
anesthesia machine manufacturing company when the elderly CEO with incipient mental
illness married his young housekeeper with an eigth grade education who took
control of the firm and replaced long standing, experienced employees with
inexperienced friends and relatives.
Death of a company
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Richard von Foregger, 1956
The Foregger Company
Foregger Company Inc., Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights, Long Island.
Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc., photographer.
The Author - Richard Foregger M.D.
Dr. Richard Foregger was a practicing anesthesiologist
for 46 years as well as an author of more than 75 articles in medical
science, military history and the Holocaust.
About the Author - Richard Foregger M. D.
Letters to the author
Author Major Richard Foregger in the fall of 1945 on his return
to Roslyn at the end of the Second World War.
Last updated at 17:00:00 on January 27, 2007.
By Mike Foregger
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