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Blessed Days of Anaesthesia
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Table of Contents

1: Introduction 2: Discoveries 3: Anaesthesia in Action 4: Women, Sex and Suffering 5: On Battlefields 6: The Dark Side of Chloroform 7: Changed Understandings of Pain 8: Into the Twentieth Century and Beyond Endnotes Further reading

About the Author

Stephanie Snow is a Research Associate at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester. She wrote her PhD thesis on the life and work of John Snow (1813-1858), and is the author of Operations Without Pain: The practice and science of anaesthesia in Victorian Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).

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Excellent...an exemplary popular history of anasthesia in nineteenth-century Europe and the USA...a remarkable achievement, one that deserves to become both a classic of popular medical history and a staple of undergraduate reading lists. * Richard Barnett, Social History of Medicine 23:2 *
This is...an engaging account of one of the most important medical innovations of the 19th century. * Nancy Durrant, The Times *
[An] immensely readable book. * Health and History *
Snow also leads into anaesthesia's more profound implications for our understanding of consciousness. * Nancy Durrant, The Times *
a history of anesthesia in Great Britain and the United States that medical professionals, historians, and the general public can all read with pleasure... Snow does indeed demonstrate the importance of anestllesia to medical histoty, current medical practice, and especially to untold millions of patients around the world past and present. * Pharmacy in History *

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