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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.