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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 S. Snow

Hardcover(2006)

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Overview

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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ISBN-13: 9781403934451
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/16/2005
Series: Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 271
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

STEPHANIE SNOW is a Wellcome Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, UK.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations List of Abbreviations Acknowledgements Introduction From Enlightenment Philosophies to Victorian Reform, 1790-1846 Altered States Science versus Empiricism Risks of Life and Birth Anaesthesia in London: John Snow's Casebooks In the Name of Safety Conclusion: The History of Anaesthesia Appendix Notes Bibliography Index

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