surgery anaesthietics

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what was the first anaesthetic?
Laughing gas
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what is the scientific name for laughing gas?
nitrous oxide
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who discovered laughing gas?
Humphry Davy
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what was the problem with laughing gas?
it did not make the patient completely unconcious
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What happened when Horace Wells demonstrated laughing gas in public?
the patient was in agony so no-one trusted the anaesthetic
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which anaesthetic was discovered in 1846?
Ether
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what did John Collins Warren do with Ether?
He removed a neck tumour
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what did ether cause the patient to do?
cough and be sick
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what physical disadvantages did ether have?
It was flammable and smelled awful
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What did James Simpson discover?
Chloroform
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what did people use to use to deal with pain in operations before anaesthetics?
dwale- a drink that sent a man to sleep however the patient was still in pain
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how did Simpson discover chloroform?
he experimented with several chemicals to test their anaesthetic effects
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how did simpson share his idea?
he wrote articles to tell doctors about his discovery
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