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ERIC Number: EJ268936
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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The Develoment of Anesthesia.
Davis, Audrey B.
American Scientist, v70 n5 p522-28 Sep-Oct 1982
Until the eighteenth century, doctors were reluctant to use chemicals to alleviate pain because they accepted the religious/moral beliefs of their day, claiming that pain was beneficial for the body. Traces technical developments in the control of pain, discussing relationships of anesthesia to social, cultural, and scientific factors and attitudes. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
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Language: English
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