Early opposition to obstetric anaesthesia
by
Farr AD.
Anaesthesia. 1980 Sep;35(9):896-907


ABSTRACT

Some of the arguments used to oppose the introduction of inhalation anaesthesia--especially in obstetrics--are considered. These arguments were mainly based upon a desire to retain the sensation of pain, either as a factor necessary for survival or as a diagnostic aid: moral arguments were also adduced but religious opposition is no more than a myth of historiography. The opposition to anaesthesia lasted for less than 15 years and is seen as essentially a reflection of contemporary views on the role of pain.
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