Surgery notes 1845-1918

history, surgery 1845-1918, notes about pain, infection and blood loss

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They used to drink alcohol to numb operations.
You could go to watch a surgery
Robert Liston-one of the fastest surgeons
Liston never washed hands
He performed surgeries other surgeons wouldn't
Had to operate fast so patient didn't die of shock
Liston could remove a limb in 26 seconds

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They tried transfusing animal blood into humans in the 19th century but the patient died
They tried human-to-human but did not know about blood groups and the patient rejected
the donor blood and ended up dying
Karl Landsteiner discovered the blood groups A, B and O in 1901. Then discovered…


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