Dangers of anaesthesia, 1884BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7258.442/a (Published 12 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:442
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- Edward Thomas Tibbits, Medical fashions in the nineteenth century
- London: HK Lewis, 1884:22.
Relief from pain and suffering, when it can be accomplished with comparative ease and safety, must be regarded as a luxury. But like many luxuries [anaesthesia] has manifest disadvantages. Apart …