Blessed days of anaesthesia : how anaesthetics changed the world /

Among the great discoveries of the 19th century, few offer a more fascinating insight into Victorian society than that of anaesthesia. This history reveals how the worlds of Victorian medics, moralists, and clergymen were plunged into turmoil and debate by the discovery and introduction of anaesthet...

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Main Author: Snow, Stephanie J.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
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520 |a Among the great discoveries of the 19th century, few offer a more fascinating insight into Victorian society than that of anaesthesia. This history reveals how the worlds of Victorian medics, moralists, and clergymen were plunged into turmoil and debate by the discovery and introduction of anaesthetic medicine. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-213) and index. 
505 0 |a Introduction -- Discoveries -- Anaesthesia in action -- Women, sex, and suffering -- On battlefields -- The dark side of chloroform -- Changed understandings of pain -- Into the twentieth century and beyond. 
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