History of Anaesthesia Timeline

Since 3600BCE humans have experimented with methods and materials leading to our current understanding of anaesthesia. 

Revisit us in late 2015 to explore our interactive timeline.

In the meantime please explore our document timeline developed by our Honorary Historian Dr Reg Cammack.

Working in Sydney’s Operating Theatres

Have you ever wondered what surgery was like 100 years ago? Can you yourself recall the smell of ether? Step back in time and explore our online exhibition Working in Sydney’s Operating Theatres and listen to the collective memories of our anaesthetists as they recollect their experiences.

For further information please contact our Curator.  

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