Anaesthetics

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Give two common causes of death after an operation
1). Infection. 2). Shock from pain which stopped the heart
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Give one way in which patients were knocked out before surgery (before anaesthetics)
Getting drunk
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What did Humphrey Davy accidentally discover in 1799?
Inhaling nitrous oxide made you less aware of pain
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Which anaesthetic did William Morton use in an operation in 1846?
Ether
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Give 3 problems associated with ether as an anaesthetic
1).Made people vomit 2).Irritated lungs 3). Highly flammable
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Who discovered chloroform?
James Simpson
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Whose use of chloroform in 1853 encouraged people to take it more seriously?
Queen Victoria during the birth of her 8th child.
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Give 2 medical dangers associated with chloroform?
1). Difficult to get the dosage right 2). It stays in the body for a long time which affects the heart.
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Give two reasons why people resisted the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic?
1). Surgeons couldn't tell if patient was dead 2). Against God's will.
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What was the name of the version of cocaine which began to be used as a form of local anaesthetic after 1950s?
Novocaine
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Give one way in which patients were knocked out before surgery (before anaesthetics)

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Getting drunk

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What did Humphrey Davy accidentally discover in 1799?

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Which anaesthetic did William Morton use in an operation in 1846?

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Give 3 problems associated with ether as an anaesthetic

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