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 clean environments
Lister performing surgery.