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Thread: Scream: The History of Anesthetics BBC Documentary

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    Default Scream: The History of Anesthetics BBC Documentary

    I have shared this with a few of my close network of medical reenactors and it got very good feed back. So I submit it for your consideration.

    Great history of anesthetics from the BBC. For the Civil War it would stop at chloroform. Also highlighted is Robert Lister of the 27 sec amputation fame. The only known surgery with a 200% death rate (the pt and an assistant)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH6Ii0t_FOI Pt 1 Alcohol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlndFAFnkGY Scream - the History of Anaesthetics p2 - Ether

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD8w-nYltKI - the History of Anaesthetics p3 - Nitrous Oxide

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hBfFeuOuHE - the History of Anaesthetics p4 - Chloroform

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtZ5y...endscreen&NR=1 - the History of Anaesthetics p5 - Chloroform 2 (origin of bit the bullet)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7eQm...endscreen&NR=1 - the History of Anaesthetics p6 - Cocaine and Curare

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbIpy...endscreen&NR=1 - the History of Anaesthetics p7 - Anaesthetists

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7ktSMTxN5g - the History of Anaesthetics p8 - Ketamine
    Maj. Mason Lumpkins
    Battalion Surgeon (U.S.V.)
    Muddy River Battalion
    Western Missouri

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    You might find this article on the historical perspective of pain in babies in relationship to use of anesthetics of interest.
    http://www.nocirc.org/symposia/second/chamberlain.html
    David Einhorn, Author of the book titled, "Civil War Blacksmithing" available from Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Civil-War-Blac...+blacksmithing

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    Default Babies are People Too

    David,

    Thank you for your linked article. Perhaps it is my world view but it seems so simple that babies although developing feel pain, in or out of the womb. Sliding out of the vaginal canal has no impact on the ability to feel pain. I doubt few would disagree.

    There are other related matters of great contention that are best left alone. Since i have yet to see people converting to one position or another based on a discussion board.

    Still it is amazing how people from the Victorian Era had such denial, not about this but so many other things as well. The greatest would be the hundred of women who served undetected. That is a issue of denial or indifference. Like on big co-dependent society. Thus endeth the sermon.
    Maj. Mason Lumpkins
    Battalion Surgeon (U.S.V.)
    Muddy River Battalion
    Western Missouri

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