By Moncef Jendoubi

My journey as an anesthetist or Technicien Supérieur en Anesthésie et Réanimation started on 8th November, 1979 at the Aziza Othmana Hospital, located in the heart of the historic Medina of Tunis. I was received by the Hospital’s director to begin my practice as an anesthetist in the service of gynecology and obstetrics. We delivered, on average, 12,000 women annually including 20% by ​​caesarean section. Other surgical procedures included outpatient surgical procedures, laparoscopies, and other gynecological procedures are performed daily. Only 3 anesthetists (technicians) managed all the anesthetic activity and resuscitation for all the surgical activity, previously described, and emergency cases, before my arrival and I was the fourth anesthetist!                                                                                                    

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