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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



2 before anaesthetics how did surgeons try and remove the problem of pain in the early 1800s 2
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!


3 why did patients prefer surgeons with old and bloody operating coats

It showed they problem of pain in the early 1800s? [2]

were experienced,

and had done

plenty of

operations

before!!!

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


4 what was the name of the doctor who was trying to solve the problem of pain

JAMES problem of pain in the early 1800s? [2]

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
5) Which drug did he not like to use and why? problem of pain in the early 1800s? [2]

ETHER

It had a strong smell, and irritated the

patient’s lungs


6 which drug did he successfully experiment with instead
6) Which drug did he successfully experiment with instead? problem of pain in the early 1800s? [2]

CHLOROFORM


7 many people opposed the use of anaesthetics give two reasons why
7) Many people opposed the use of anaesthetics. Give problem of pain in the early 1800s? [2] 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
8) Who was the key royal supporter of anaesthetics? problem of pain in the early 1800s? [2]

QUEEN VICTORIA

Used chloroform during childbirth


9 why did people return to ether after 1900

Doctors problem of pain in the early 1800s? [2]

realised

chloroform

damaged the

liver

9) Why did people return to ether after 1900?


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