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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