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Operations without pain : the practice and science of anaesthesia in Victorian Britain

Author: Stephanie J Snow
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Series: Science, technology, and medicine in modern history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The introduction of anaesthesia to Victorian Britain marked a defining moment between modern medicine and earlier practices. But although the benefits of surgical pain relief were indisputable, the process was in some ways strangely pradoxical. Inhaling gas brought patients to the verges of death to save them the agony of surgery. In the operating theatre surgeons were accustomed to terrified patients but not to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Snow, Stephanie J.
Operations without pain.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006
(DLC) 2005044511
(OCoLC)61458319
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie J Snow
ISBN: 9780230209497 0230209491
OCLC Number: 314821691
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 271 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: From Enlightenment philosophies to Victorian reform, 1790-1846 --
Altered states --
Science versus empiricism --
Risks of life and birth --
Anaesthesia in London: John Snow's casebooks --
In the name of salary.
Series Title: Science, technology, and medicine in modern history.
Responsibility: Stephanie J. Snow.
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The introduction of anaesthesia to Victorian Britain marked a defining moment between modern medicine and earlier practices. By examining complex patterns of innovation, reversals, debate and  Read more...

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