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Amputation Without Anaesthesia

picture of an amputaton

Picture of an amputation in the operating theatre of old Saint Thomas Hospital, London, around 1775


"The greater the pain, the greater must be our confidence in the power and energy of life"
(unnamed physiciam quoted in A Calculus of Suffering (1985) by Martin S. Pernick)

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