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Operations without Pain: The Practice and Science of Anaesthesia in Victorian Britain

Operations without Pain: The Practice and Science of Anaesthesia in Victorian Britain

by Stephanie Snow
     
 

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The introduction of anaesthesia to Victorian Britain marked a defining moment between modern medicine and earlier practices. This book uses new information from John Snow's casebooks and London hospital archives to revise many of the existing historical assumptions about the early history of surgical anaesthesia. By examining complex patterns of innovation, reversals,

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The introduction of anaesthesia to Victorian Britain marked a defining moment between modern medicine and earlier practices. This book uses new information from John Snow's casebooks and London hospital archives to revise many of the existing historical assumptions about the early history of surgical anaesthesia. By examining complex patterns of innovation, reversals, debate and geographical difference, Stephanie Snow shows how anaesthesia became established as a routine part of British medicine.

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'Snow's prose is lucid and expressive, her theses insightful, her conclusions illuminating and well supported... This book deserves to become both a standard reference work for students of Victorian medicine and a template for future workers in this field.' - Medical History

'Operations without pain is a meticulously written book that also deals largely with historical aspects of pain...she [Stephanie J. Snow] sheds fascinating light on the medical scenes in America and Victorian Britain.' - Brain

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230209480
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/16/2005
Series:
Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Stephanie Snow is a Wellcome Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester.

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