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Operations without Pain: The Practice and Science of Anaesthesia in Victorian Britain (Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History)

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Inhalational anaesthesia was the first medical and scientific technique to become a legitimate means of pain relief. Its introduction to medicine in 1846 sparked one of the most intense public debates of the period. It challenged religious principles and at its center posed one of medicine's fundamental questions: risk versus benefit of medical intervention. This book expl

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Published December 16th 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan
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