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1845 - Horace Wells used nitrous oxide as an anaesthetic 

1846 - William Morton, an American dentist, used ether when removing teeth. It was also used for operations such as removing tumours.

1847 - James Simpson experimented with chloroform.

1848 - Hannah Greener was the first patient to die from chloroform poisoning after an operation on her toe.

1853 - Queen Victoria was given chloroform for the birth of her son.

1861 - Louis Pasteur published his Germ Theory.

1867 - Joseph Lister, a Scottish surgeon, experimented with carbolic acid spray to…




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