The develpoment of Anaesthetics

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What were the earliest forms of Anaesthetic?
Opium, Ether, Alcohol & Hypnosis
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What did Humphrey Davy discover in 1799 that made you less aware of pain?
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
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What was used by a US surgeon instead of Nitrous Oxide to remove a growth from a patient's neck?
Ether
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What are the 5 problems with using Ether as a anaesthetic?
Made some people sick / Irritated the lungs so patient's coughed whilst unconscious / Highly Flammable / Put the patient into a deep sleep that could last for days / Stored in heavy glass jars that were difficult to move around
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What was Chloroform first marketed as?
A Stimulant
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Who discovered Chloroform in 1847? And how did they discover it?
James Simpson / Experimenting by inhaling vapours from chemicals with friends
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What is the danger of using Chloroform?
Taking too much can kill you because it slows the cell activity of the heart and brain
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Why were the young or scared more likely to die from Chloroform?
The young needed more to knock them out and were therefore likely to be given too much / The scared would hold their breath and then take a large gasp taking too much Chloroform
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What did John Snow create?
The Chloroform Inhaler
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Who was the Chloroform Inhaler used on that changed the opinion of people?
Queen Victoria
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What did Humphrey Davy discover in 1799 that made you less aware of pain?

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Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

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What was used by a US surgeon instead of Nitrous Oxide to remove a growth from a patient's neck?

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What are the 5 problems with using Ether as a anaesthetic?

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What was Chloroform first marketed as?

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