The Transformation Of Surgery

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1. What specifically did scientists discover, to do with blood transfusions, during WW1?

  • Hydrochloric acid will increase the shelf life of blood once it has been seperated
  • X-ray machines will help store blood so it doesn't clot
  • Sodium citrate would prevent blood clotting and how to separate blood to be stored
  • How to store blood
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2. Who discovered carbolic spray?

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

3. Who discovered chloroform?

  • James Simpson
  • Robert Liston
  • Humphry Davis
  • Dr Keith

4. Which anaesthetic was the first to be discovered?

  • Chloroform
  • Laughing gas
  • Ether

5. What was the main reason the opposition to chloroform weaken?

  • Hannah Greener lived through the operation on her toe nail - proving to other surgeons chloroform did work
  • People preferred not feeling pain during surgery
  • Queen Victoria used it when giving birth to her child
  • James Simpson died and people felt sorry for him

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