'The Yankee dodge': some new observations
on the discovery of anaesthesia

by
Laird WR.
Department of Dental Prosthetics and Periodontics,
University of Birmingham,
Birmingham Dental Hospital,
St Chad's Queensway.
Br Dent J. 1990 Oct 6;169(7):217-9.


ABSTRACT

The discovery of general anaesthesia is arguably the most important advance in the practice of surgery. To whom the credit belongs has, however, remained controversial. A first-hand account has now indicated that this controversy can finally be resolved, and that the credit for the discovery of anaesthesia should be given to Horace Wells.
People
Anaesthesia
Horace Wells
William Morton
John Collins Warren
Obstetric anesthesia
Molecular mechanisms
Chloroform anaesthesia
'The secularisation of pain'
Crawford Williamson Long
Anaesthesia/16th October 1846



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