The Transformation Of Surgery

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1. What were some of the down sides to chloroform?

  • People enjoyed pain and didn't want it to end
  • It gave people the flu
  • Surgeons tried more risky operations and killed more people
  • Patients couldn't tell the surgeon when to stop
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2. Why did surgeons oppose carbolic spray?

  • They didn't like Lister
  • They enjoyed taking their time and didn't want to waste time spray carbolic
  • They didn't believe Lister
  • They enjoyed infecting patients

3. Which statement is not true:

  • Lister believed: 'success depends on attention to detail'
  • Lister influenced the use of sterilised rubber gloves
  • Lister influenced operating theatres and hospitals to be rigorously cleaned
  • Lister influenced surgeons to stop operating in ordinary clothes and to wear surgical gowns and face masks instead

4. Who discovered carbolic spray?

  • Louis Pasteur
  • Joseph Lister
  • Robert Liston
  • William Halsted

5. Why did people oppose to using chloroform?

  • Doctors could no longer show off how quickly they could perform an operation
  • Pain was invented by the devil and people may become even more ill if they didn't feel their pain
  • Chloroform had been tested and harmful side effects had been discovered
  • Hannah Greener lived through an operation with chloroform to find she grew an extra toe nail


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