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.
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.
As a result operating theatres were not as clean as they could be.
Pasteur’s GERM THEORY changed all that!The problem of Infection
Early operations were not conducted in Conditions
Lister performing surgery.