Anesthesia, Anaesthessia. Anesthesiology, Analgesia,

Anesthesia [Greek: a, negative + aisthesig, sensation] The term was used in a philosophical sense by Plato around 400 BC.Dioscorides used it to denote the absence of physical sensation. From ancient times up to the Renaissance anesthetic drugs used to relieve pain were obtained from herbs such as hemlock, mandragora, opium, hellebore and others. Wine was used liberally and mandrake wine was used for surgery by Dioscorides. Mandrake was also a popular anesthetic during the Middle Ages. The method of compression of the carotid artery until the patient became unconscious to perform surgery or relieve pain is mentioned in Aristotle  Historia Animalorum. Herbal narcotics were less used in the late Renaissance period and induction of stupor by herbal narcotics was banned in France during this period. Valerius Cordus (1515–1544) wrote the first European pharmacopoeia and obtained ether from sulfuric acid and alcohol in 1540. He called the substance oleum dulci vitrioli, which meant sweet vitriol. The name ‘ether’ was given two centuries later by Frobenus of Germany in 1730. Its anesthetic property was not recognized until 1842, when Crawford William Long (1815–1878), a physician from Georgia, used it successfully to remove a tumor from the neck of a patient. Sadly, his failure to report his results in time denied him the credit. Inhalation gas therapy with nitrous oxide was demonstrated by Humphry Davy (1778–1829) in 1799, although its value was not realized for another 50 years. Henry Hill Hickman (1800–1830), an English surgeon from Shropshire, began experimenting with the inhalational effects of carbon dioxide and published his findings in A Letter on Suspended Animation in 1824. His discovery was ignored by his peers thus further delaying its advent. American Horace Wells (1815–1848), a dentist in Boston, learnt in 1844 of the inhalational effect of nitrous oxide from Gardner Q. Colton, a traveling lecturer in chemistry. After achieving a successful tooth extraction under nitrous oxide, Wells arranged a demonstration at the Massachusetts General Hospital on December 12, 1844. Unfortunately for no apparent reason, his method failed and he was subjected to ridicule. He continued using nitrous oxide with success for a few years, but eventually gave up and later committed suicide. William Thomas Green Morton (1819–1868) an assistant of Wells and later a medical student, gave a successful demonstration of the effects of ether in surgery on 30 September 1846 and was hailed as its discoverer. Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894) in the same year, gave the name anesthesia to what had previously been called suspended animation or etherization. James Young Simpson (1811–1870), an obstetrician from Scotland, while searching for a better agent than ether for anesthesia, began successfully using chloroform in 1847. Controversy over the use of chloroform ended when John Snow (1813–1858), a physician who specialized in anesthesia, administered it to Queen Victoria during her delivery of Prince Leopold. Ether was first used in England by Robert Liston(1794–1847) at the University College Hospital in 1846. Anesthetic record charts were advocated by E.A. Codman andHarvey Cushing (1869–1939) in 1894. Introduction of endotracheal anesthesia by Samuel James Meltzer (1851–1920) and John Auer (1875–1948) in 1909 ushered in the modern era. It was recognized as a specialty in England at Oxford when Lord Nuffield created the first Chair at the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1922 and Robert Reynolds Macintosh was appointed first professor. The first diploma in anesthesia in England was awarded in 1935. Seeether, chloroform, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, regional anesthesia, rectal anesthesia, endotracheal anesthesia, inhalational anesthesia, closed-circuit anesthesia, electrical anesthesia, epidural anesthesia, intravenous anesthesia, spinal anesthesia.



Stamps in History of Anesthesia (Anaesthesia) Anaethesiology
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Modern Trends in Anaesthesia, Aspects of Metabolism and Pulmonary Ventilation, Frankis T Evans Volume 3, 1967 used very good copy
Modern Trends in Anaesthesia, Aspects of Metabolism and Pulmonary Ventilation, Frankis T Evans Volume 3, 1967 used very good copy
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Newer Intravenous Anaesthetics Clarke, Richard S.J. Publication Date: 1969
Newer Intravenous Anaesthetics Clarke, Richard S.J. Publication Date: 1969
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Hypothermia: Physiological Effects and Clinical Application Thomas F Nealon The Medical Clinics of North America September 1965 good copy
Hypothermia: Physiological Effects and Clinical Application Thomas F Nealon The Medical Clinics of North America September 1965 good copy
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Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Donald Moir, First Edition 1976
Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Donald Moir, First Edition 1976
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A Synopsis of Anaesthesia Seventh Edition by Alfred Lee, John Wright & Sons Ltd 1973
A Synopsis of Anaesthesia Seventh Edition by Alfred Lee, John Wright & Sons Ltd 1973
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Modern Trends in Anaesthesia Frankis Evans Butterworth & Co 1958 very good copy
Modern Trends in Anaesthesia Frankis Evans Butterworth & Co 1958 very good copy
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Local Analgesia, Brachial Plexus, R R Macintosh, William W Mushin, Livingstone, Third Edition, 1954
Local Analgesia, Brachial Plexus, R R Macintosh, William W Mushin, Livingstone, Third Edition, 1954
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Local Analgesia: Abdominal Surgery First Edition 1953 MacIntosh, R. R.
Local Analgesia: Abdominal Surgery First Edition 1953 MacIntosh, R. R.
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A Synopsis of Anaesthesia Fourth Edition by Alfred Lee, John Wright & Sons Ltd 1959
A Synopsis of Anaesthesia Fourth Edition by Alfred Lee, John Wright & Sons Ltd 1959
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Fundamental Consideration in Anesthesia, Charles L Burstein, Macmillan New York 1949
Fundamental Consideration in Anesthesia, Charles L Burstein, Macmillan New York 1949
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Handbook of Anaesthetics by R.J. Minnit, E & S Livingstone, Edinburgh 1940, very good copy
Handbook of Anaesthetics by R.J. Minnit, E & S Livingstone, Edinburgh 1940, very good copy
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Lumbar Puncture and Spinal Anaesthesia, R R Macintosh, Churchill Livingstone, 1973. Hardcover
Lumbar Puncture and Spinal Anaesthesia, R R Macintosh, Churchill Livingstone, 1973. Hardcover
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VICTORY OVER PAIN: A HISTORY OF ANAESTHESIA, Illustrated, Victor Robinson, 1947 First Edition
VICTORY OVER PAIN: A HISTORY OF ANAESTHESIA, Illustrated, Victor Robinson, 1947 First Edition
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Recent Advances in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, C Langton Hewer, Sixth Edition, J & A Churchill, London, 1948, Very good copy
Recent Advances in Anaesthesia and Analgesia, C Langton Hewer, Sixth Edition, J & A Churchill, London, 1948, Very good copy
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Fundamental Consideration in Anaesthesia, Charles S Burstein, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1949. First Edition
Fundamental Consideration in Anaesthesia, Charles S Burstein, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1949. First Edition
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Anaesthesia for Cardiac Surgery and Allied Procedures Gothard, J.W.W.; Branthwaite, Margaret A. First Edition 1977 ex library
Anaesthesia for Cardiac Surgery and Allied Procedures Gothard, J.W.W.; Branthwaite, Margaret A. First Edition 1977 ex library
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Physics for the Anesthetist, including a section on Explosions, Sir Robert Macintosh, William W Mushin, Second Edition. Blackwell Science, 1958
Physics for the Anesthetist, including a section on Explosions, Sir Robert Macintosh, William W Mushin, Second Edition. Blackwell Science, 1958
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Anesthesiology and the University, Nicholas M Greene, Professor of  Anaestheology, Yale University, good copy 1975 ex-library
Anesthesiology and the University, Nicholas M Greene, Professor of Anaestheology, Yale University, good copy 1975 ex-library
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Pain, First Edition, Wolff, Harold G, Blackwell Science 1948, 86 pages, illustrated. First Edition
Pain, First Edition, Wolff, Harold G, Blackwell Science 1948, 86 pages, illustrated. First Edition
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Horae Subsecive, John Brown, David Doughlas, Edinburgh 1882
Horae Subsecive, John Brown, David Doughlas, Edinburgh 1882
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Victory over Pain, Victor Robinson, Sigma London 1947, very good copy
Victory over Pain, Victor Robinson, Sigma London 1947, very good copy
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