Blessed Days of Anaesthesia: How Anaesthetics Changed the World by Stephanie J. Snow
English | September 10th, 2009 | ASIN: B00A39448M, ISBN: 0192805894, 019280586X | 256 Pages | EPUB | 0.73 MB
Among all the great discoveries and inventions of the nineteenth century, few offer us a more fascinating insight into Victorian society than the discovery of anaesthesia. Now considered to be one of the greatest inventions for humanity since the printing press, anaesthesia offered pain-free operations, childbirth with reduced suffering, and instant access to the world beyond consciousness. And yet, upon its introduction, Victorian medics, moralists, clergymen, and scientists, were plunged into turmoil.