Anaesthetics


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  • Anaesthetics
    • 1) SIR HUMPHREY DAVY - LAUGHING GAS 1799
      • It was suggested to be used in surgery and dentistry because it helped reduced pain
      • HORACE WELLS- AMERICAN DENTIST
        • He used it on a patient and she was in agony
          • Confidence of laughing gas killed
      • It made patients slighty unconscious
    • 2) JOHN COLLINS WARREN-ETHER 1846
      • Liston and other surgeons used ether when performing an amputation
      • It irrittated eyes, smelt vile, was hard to transport, was highly flammable
    • 3) JAMES SIMPSON-CHLOROFORM 1847
      • Once chloroform was inhaled James Simpson was completely unconscious
      • It was relatively effected and was used in childbirth
      • Queen Victoria used it when she was giving birth
      • Some didn't like the idea of pain-free surgery
    • OPPOSITION TO ANAESTHETICS
      • Some people believed it encouraged teenage pregnancies
      • Dosage was still an issue: Hannah Greener died from an overdose of chloroform during an ingrown toe nail operation in 1848
      • People believed it slowed body mechanism
      • Surgeon's greatest skill of speed was undermined
      • They thought God created pain
      • Pain free surgery lead to more adventurous and complex surgical procedures resulting in more infection and blood loss- THE BLACK PERIOD OF SURGERY
        • As a result of this death rates soared causing more opposition against anaesthetics

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