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Blessed days of anaesthesia : how anaesthetics changed the world

Author: Stephanie J Snow
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie J Snow
ISBN: 9780192805867 019280586X
OCLC Number: 177014011
Awards: Shortlisted for Longman/History Today Book of the Year Award 2008.
Description: xiv, 226 pages : illustrations
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Stephanie J. Snow.
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Stimulating and occasionally unsettling history of anaesthesia. Andrew Robinson, The Lancet Snow's admirable account of the slow triumph of anaesthesia astonishes by its revelation of the inhumanity Read more...

 
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