Diplomates of the American Board of Anesthesiology must meet the rigid requirements of this specialty. Anesthesiologists in all sections of the country must meet the same requirements. Hence, the anesthesiologist in a small town is as well qualified as the anesthesiologist practicing in a large city. With this basic premise in mind, it is not difficult, therefore, to set down the medical standards of care in anesthesiology - which in turn determine the legal standards of care in this specialty.
Carl E. Wasmuth, Standards of Care in Anesthesiology, 7 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 403 (1958)