Medicine: Anesthetists in Chicago

Anesthetists in Chicago

Facts which interested and instructed anesthetists who held a congress in Chicago last week on the sidelines of the Congress of Surgeons, included the following:

¶ Queen Victoria had herself drugged with chloroform to soothe the labor of bearing Prince Leopold in 1853, and Princess Beatrice in 1857. Her gestures popularized the uses of chloroform, ether and nitrous oxide as anesthetics. Dr. John Snow (1813-58) who induced Queen Victoria to take the chloroform, had developed methods of administering anesthetics throughout an entire operation. For that the anesthetists last week...

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