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Anesthesia In The 1800s

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Surgery was always considered a somewhat brutal specialty by many at the time and its development was always limited by pain and infectious complications. Abdominal surgery was almost always fatal, and even cases that seemed fairly accessible to surgeons were often failures. [7] In 1812 an article described the catastrophic failure of surgeons to treat meningoceles showing that most children undergoing the procedure died of septic complications. It was later in 1846 that Henry Biglow published an article based on the work of William Morton describing the groundbreaking use of inhaled anesthesia and its use in transforming the surgical field. [8]
It is thought that surgery developed immensely with the surge of anesthesia as they had more time
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