The transformation of Surgery c1845-c1918
Focus 1. The development of Anaesthetics. Dealing with the problem of Pain.
In this enquiry you will examine dealing with the problem of pain.
Developments in anaesthetics; the work of Simpson.
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The use of nitrous oxide, ether and chloroform; the importance of Simpson’s work; opposition to anaesthetics and why improvements in anaesthetics led to the ‘Black Period’ of surgery.
Exam technique and past papers
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