Before modern anaesthetics, herbs, alcohol, opium or narcotics were used to cause unconsciousness, but they were not always effective, or in some cases were so effective that the patient died from overdose. Nitrous oxide , or laughing gas, was discovered in by Joseph Priestley.
Nitrous oxide was first used as an anaesthetic in Unfortunately, the patient woke during the procedure and so its use was abandoned. Ether was tried the following year. It was difficult to use but was an effective anaesthetic. Both ether and chloroform were administered by inhalation - local anaesthetics were not introduced until By the s intravenous anaesthetics were being used, which enabled patients to fall asleep very quickly.
Muscle relaxants were introduced in the s and as the century progressed, systems to monitor patients were also developed further so that the administration of anaesthetic was far safer than it had been in the s. Add text to my collection. There are related objects. View all related objects. Details if other :.
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