- Opposition to Anaesthetics
- Pain relief was going against God
- People distrusted anaesthetics because they were new
- The number of patients dying shortly after operation increased when anaesthetics were introduced so death rated increased!
- It took longer for doctors to perform operations when they had to use anaesthetics especially as since then surgeons were under pressure to perform operations very quickly!
- No-one knew the long term risks of anaesthetics
- Some surgeons needed/wanted their patients to be awake for the operation to see if anything went wrong or simply for the entertainment!