Anaesthetics

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    • 1799: Humphrey Davy discovered laughing gas made people less aware of pain.
      • Laughing gas= nitrous oxide
        • 1944: Horrace wells used laughing gas while extrcting teeth
    • 1944: Horrace wells used laughing gas while extrcting teeth
    • 1846: William morton used ether in an operation in the USA
    • 1847: Simpson used chlorofom in an operation
    • 1848: Hannah greener died after being given chloroform
    • 1848: John snow invented the chloroform inhaler
    • 1853: Queen Victoria used chlorofom during childbirth
    • oppositon
      • Religious bible said childbirth would be painful so thought pain was gods plan
      • dangerous
        • 1848: Hannah greener died after being given chloroform
      • Doctors didnt want to use as slowed down operatrion and theywanted to know patient was ok

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