The transformation of surgery 1845-1918

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Drugs given to produce unconsciousness before and after surgery
Anaesthetics
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The infection of dead tissue causing foul-smelling gas
Gangrene
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Also known as blood poisoning. The body is overwhelmed with infections and so it offten causes death
Sepsis
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Chemicals used to destroy bacteria and prevent infection
Antiseptics
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Killing germs on the wound
Antiseptic surgery
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Removing germs from the operating theatre
Aseptic surgery
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Using a hot iron to burn body tissue. This seals the blood vessels and stops bleeding
Cauterisation
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A thread used to tie a blood vessel during an operation
Ligatures
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A bandage used to apply pressure and restrict blood flow to an open wound
Tourniquet
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The infection of dead tissue causing foul-smelling gas

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Gangrene

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Also known as blood poisoning. The body is overwhelmed with infections and so it offten causes death

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Chemicals used to destroy bacteria and prevent infection

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Killing germs on the wound

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