What did people do before anesthesia?
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Sally Frampton |
• June 2023
The quest for anesthetics that could induce unconsciousness and enable more meticulous surgeries began around the early 3rd century CE. Before anesthesia was widely used, patients had to consciously endure every moment of surgery. So, what methods did doctors use before modern medicine caught up? Sally Frampton traces the history of anesthetic drugs. [Directed by Alexander Hellebaut, narrated by Alexandra Panzer, music by Arthur Brouns].