Forty-six "first anaesthetics" in the world
by
Secher O.
Department of Anaesthesia,
Rigshospitalet,
Copenhagen,
Denmark.
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 1990 Oct;34(7):552-6.


ABSTRACT

Data about forty-six "first anaesthetics" have been collected from the literature. This makes it possible to get an impression of how fast the news of either anaesthesia spread to Europe and other parts of the world. Most European countries had the news within 4 months and other parts of the world within 9 months. The use of ether seems not to have spread faster in the US than in Europe.
Spain
Japan
People
Turkey
Britain
France
Croatia
Finland
England
Denmark
Germany
New Zealand
Central Africa
Newfoundland
William Morton
John Collins Warren
Crawford Williamson Long
Anaesthesia/16th October 1846
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Early religious/military opposition to anaesthetics



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