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2. What was cauterisation?

  • Using a hot iron to seal blood vessels and stop bleeding
  • Sewing up blood vessels
  • Applying pressure to stop bleeding

3. Why did chloroform increase death rates?

  • Doctors thought they could take longer to operate- causing infection
  • It could permanently put people to sleep

4. What did Ignaz Semmelweiss do?

  • Wanted nurses to wear clean clothes
  • Recognised the importance of hand washing in hospital
  • Invented soap

5. What was first found to be a successful anaesthetic?

  • Chloroform
  • Nitrous oxide
  • Ether

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