The development of pediatric fluid resuscitation: An interview with Dr. Frederic A. 'Fritz' Berry

Christine L. Mai, Myron Yaster, Larry Chu, Zulfiqar Ahmed, Paul G. Firth

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Summary Dr. Frederic A. 'Fritz' Berry (1935), Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at the University of Virginia, has played a pioneering role in the development of pediatric anesthesiology through training generations of anesthesiologists. He identifies his early advocacy of balanced electrolyte solution for perioperative fluid resuscitation as his defining contribution. Based on his clinical experiences, he pushed to extend the advances in adult fluid resuscitation into pediatric practice. He imparted these and other insights to his colleagues although textbooks, book chapters, original journal publications, and decades of Refresher Course Lectures at the American Society of Anesthesiologists' annual meetings. A model educator, clinician, and researcher, he shaped the careers of hundreds of physicians-in-training while advancing the field of pediatric anesthesiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-223
Number of pages7
JournalPaediatric anaesthesia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • American Society of Anesthesiologists refresher courses
  • Frederic A. Berry
  • balanced electrolyte solution
  • fluid management
  • hyponatremia
  • pediatric anesthesia
  • seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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