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Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History

Operations Without Pain: The Practice and Science of Anaesthesia in Victorian Britain

Authors: Snow, S.

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The introduction of anaesthesia to Victorian Britain marked a defining moment between modern medicine and earlier practices. This book uses new information from John Snow's casebooks and London hospital archives to revise many of the existing historical assumptions about the early history of surgical anaesthesia. By examining complex patterns of innovation, reversals, debate and geographical difference, Stephanie Snow shows how anaesthesia became established as a routine part of British medicine.

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STEPHANIE SNOW is a Wellcome Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, UK.

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'Snow's prose is lucid and expressive, her theses insightful, her conclusions illuminating and well supported... This book deserves to become both a standard reference work for students of Victorian medicine and a template for future workers in this field.' - Medical History

'Operations without pain is a meticulously written book that also deals largely with historical aspects of pain...she [Stephanie J. Snow] sheds fascinating light on the medical scenes in America and Victorian Britain.' - Brain


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Snow, Stephanie J.

  • From Enlightenment Philosophies to Victorian Reform, 1790–1846

    Pages 10-39

    Snow, Stephanie J.

  • Altered States

    Pages 40-73

    Snow, Stephanie J.

  • Science Versus Empiricism

    Pages 74-92

    Snow, Stephanie J.

  • Risks of Life and Birth

    Pages 93-122

    Snow, Stephanie J.

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eBook £64.99
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Hardcover £82.00
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Softcover £78.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Operations Without Pain: The Practice and Science of Anaesthesia in Victorian Britain
Authors
Series Title
Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-20949-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230209497
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-3445-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-51718-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 271
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