Sherlock Holmes and anaesthesia
by
Maltby JR.
Department of Anaesthesia,
Foothills Hospital,
University of Calgary, Alberta.
Can J Anaesth. 1988 Jan;35(1):58-62.


ABSTRACT

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes adventure, A Study in Scarlet, was published 100 years ago. Between 1887 and 1927 he wrote 56 short stories and four novels about his fictional detective. Episodes in the adventures which relate to anaesthetic drugs are described. Use of the drugs was criminal in the case of chloroform, opium, and curare; therapeutic in the case of morphine; and recreational when Holmes himself used cocaine.
People
Snow White
Anaesthesia
Nitrous oxide
Inhaled anaesthetics
Obstetric anaesthesia
Chloroform anaesthesia
History of anaesthesia apparatus
Consciousness, anaesthesia and anaesthetics
Anaesthesia: mutants in yeast, nematodes, fruit flies and mice



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