Historical Notes on Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
“When 100% nitrous oxide, leather straps, the restraining influence of members of the Guy’s rugby team and ethyl chloride sprayed on the mouth pack had all failed to subdue a 20 stone brewer’s drayman from the Borough, the anaesthetic registrar would be called on to give a quick shot of thiopentone – and peace reigned immediately. Why should not peace reign all the time, I wondered”.
Sykes P. History of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry. In: Barr AM, Boulton TB, Wilkinson DJ, eds. Essays on the history of anaesthesia. London: The Royal Society of Medicine Press 1996. p. 191-195.
Comprised of cover notes published in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care from 1989 to 2011, this book details the history of anaesthesia and anaesthetic equipment.
Read how anaesthesia became what it is today, from the first anaesthetic and the developments over the years. Learn about the controversies, failures and experiments along the way and the stories behind the discoveries.
This hardcover book is 288 pages long, including references and an index, and costs $66 (including GST and postage in Australia).
A limited number have been printed, so order your copy now.