World Anaesthesia Day: A timeline of how medicine has taught us to control pain
In conjunction with World Anaesthesia Day 2016, we bring you a pictorial description of how anaesthesia has developed through the years'.
17 Oct 2016 - General
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In the historical times, people used to consume alcohol, herbs and other plants to alleviate their pain. These methods continued to exist as main pain relievers till the middle of the 19th century. October 16, 1846 was one of the most significant days in the medical history. On this day, the Massachusetts General Hospital witnessed the first successful ether anaesthesia ever. Every year on 16th of October, the world celebrates this breakthrough that made it possible for patients to obtain the be...
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