For Fear of Pain, British Surgery, 1790-1850

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Rodopi, Jan 1, 2003 - History - 362 pages
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Offers a social history of the operating room in Britain during the final decades of painful surgery. It asks profound questions: how could surgeons operate upon conscious patients; how could patients submit? It presents a revisionist view of surgery, hygiene, nursing, military and naval surgery and the introduction of anaesthesia.

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