Indian Journal of Clinical Anaesthesia


HISTORY OF ANAESTHESIA


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Author Details: Dr. Rakesh Sadhu

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Online ISSN : 2394-4994

Print ISSN : 2394-4781

Article First Page : 1

Article End Page : 3


Abstract

Anaesthesia, as we know today, is a complex specialty with traceable origins dating back 165 years. In fact, the public demonstration of ether anaesthesia on October 16, 1846, ranks as one of the most significant events in the history of medicine. However, no single individual can be said to have discovered anaesthesia and various individuals have contributed towards the growth of this specialty which now needs the anaesthesiologist to have such varied skills as expertise in resuscitation, fluid replacement, airway management, oxygen transport, operative stress reduction & postoperative pain control.