Surgery in the Nineteenth Century. The development of Modern Surgical techniques: an overview. Surgery in 1800. Surgery in the early 19 th Century was very dangerous. Patients were at risk of dying from: Pain Infection Blood Loss. Pain: Early improvements.
Surgery in the Nineteenth Century
The development of Modern Surgical techniques: an overview.
Nitrous Oxide, Ether and Chloroform were all opposed by large numbers of surgeons.
Queen Victoria’s use of chloroform during childbirth helped to make it more widely accepted.
In 1800 the cause of disease was not fully understood.
As a result operating theatres were not as clean as they could be.
Pasteur’s GERM THEORY changed all that!
Early operations were not conducted in Conditions
Lister performing surgery.