Anesthetics Through the Ages

Anesthetics Through the Ages

A majority of surgeries are done today without causing even the slightest of pain to the patients. On the contrary, even a small surgery and a medical treatment without pain was purely a fantasy few centuries back. Attempts to produce a general anesthesia for decreasing the pain during surgeries can be traced through many of the ancient writings of Romans, Greeks, Indians, Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians and Sumerians. This Infographic focuses on different pain relieving techniques and major milestones in the history of anesthesia from ancient times to modern-day anesthetics.

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