Chloroform at Christmas. An early reference
from the Theatre-Royal, Edinburgh

by
Thomas KB.
Anaesthesia. 1975 Mar;30(2):219-22


ABSTRACT

James Young Simpson first administered chloroform to one of his obstetric patients on 5 November 1847. The speed with which the discovery caught the popular imagination is illustrated by a comic scene in a pantomime which formed part of an entertainment in Edinburgh presented on 27 December in the same year.
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Chloroform
Anaesthesia
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Horace Wells
William Morton
Obstetric anaesthesia
Molecular mechanisms
'My beloved chloroform'
TRPC5 calcium ion channels
Delayed chloroform poisoning
Obstetric anaesthesia/John Snow



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