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Dangers of anaesthesia, 1884

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 12 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:442
  1. Edward Thomas Tibbits, Medical fashions in the nineteenth century
  1. 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 …

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