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BGS History GCSE Revision Tests. Surgery- anaesthetics. 1) What were the 3 key problems with surgery in 1800? [3]. PAIN. INFECTION. BLOOD LOSS. 2) Before anaesthetics how did surgeons try and remove the problem of pain in the early 1800s? [2] . → Got patients drunk!

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BGS History

GCSE Revision Tests

Surgery- anaesthetics


1) What were the 3 key problems with surgery in 1800? [3]

PAIN

INFECTION

BLOOD LOSS


2) Before anaesthetics how did surgeons try and remove the problem of pain in the early 1800s? [2]

→ Got patients drunk!

→ Paid boxers to knock them out!


It showed they

were experienced,

and had done

plenty of

operations

before!!!

3) Why did patients prefer surgeons with old and bloody operating coats?


JAMES

SIMPSON

4) What was the name of the doctor who was trying to solve the problem of pain?


5) Which drug did he not like to use and why?

ETHER

It had a strong smell, and irritated the

patient’s lungs


6) Which drug did he successfully experiment with instead?

CHLOROFORM


7) Many people opposed the use of anaesthetics. Give TWO reasons why.

  • Thought doctors now had too much control

    2) Some religious people thought pain was natural, and should not be reduced


8) Who was the key royal supporter of anaesthetics?

QUEEN VICTORIA

Used chloroform during childbirth


Doctors

realised

chloroform

damaged the

liver

9) Why did people return to ether after 1900?


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