Theodore Dreiser's "Laughing Gas"
by
Wright AJ.
Department of Anesthesiology,
University of Alabama,
Birmingham 35233-1924.
Anesth Analg. 1989 Sep;69(3):391-


ABSTRACT

Around World War I, American novelist Theodore Dreiser wrote several plays, one of which, "Laughing Gas," explores the odd experience of a physician undergoing surgery with nitrous oxide/oxygen anesthesia. The content of this play and its relationship to Dreiser's career are examined.
People
Entonox
Nitrous oxide
Inhaled anaesthetics
Rats on nitrous oxide
Nitrous oxide inhalation
200 years of laughing gas
Nitrous oxide plus ethanol
Nitrous oxide and frostbite
Nitrous oxide and marijuana
Nitrous oxide / opioid release
Nitrous oxide: adverse effects
Laughing gas sweeps UK clubland
Beta-endorphin/nitrous oxide withdrawal
Nitrous oxide - subjective and rewarding effects
Prolonged nitrous oxide exposure and neuron death
Whipped cream bulbs cause nitrous oxide myelopathy



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