Anaesthetic Agents, their Mode of Exhibition and Physiological Effects. Contained in: Transactions of the American Medical Association, Vol. I, pp. 197-214, 1847.

BIGELOW, Henry Jacob (1818-1890).

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8vo. 403 pp. 5 engraved plates (2 colored); badly water-stained throughout. Original printed paper wrappers; water-stained, neatly re-backed. Book-label of Haskell F. Norman. Good. RARE. The first volume of the Transactions of the American Medical Association, very much concerned with the medical breakthrough of anesthetics. Bigelowâs paper is just one in the Report of the Committee on Surgery (pp. 159-224) containing an introduction and six different sections. ?The committee considered in detail the various anesthetic agents. According to the report, some surgeons were afraid to use anesthesia in their surgical operations, feeling that the advantages afforded by the relief of pain might be offset by the risks involved [however] even at this early date, authors of this report felt that a large group of surgeons were wholly in favor of anesthesia. The authors did, however, admit that some surgeons would restrict the use of these agents to severe operations, after the introduction of ether anesthesia in Boston it was not until several months later that the method became generally popular in other communities in the United States. The favorable reports of its use in Boston and in Europe made for the more extensive use in American communities in 1847 and 1848. The dangers of etherization were also considered. In some cases it was thought that convulsions, prolonged stupor, intense cerebral excitement, alarming depression of the vital powers and asphyxia apparently were caused by the inhalation of ether and chloroform. Secondary effects attributed to inhalation in a few cases were bronchitis, pneumonia and inflammation of the brain. Interestingly enough, according to this report (p. 190), ether was considered to be a safer drug than chloroform.? [Keys]. Keys, pp. 36-37; Fulton & Stanton, Anesthesia, VII, p. 191. Bookseller Inventory #

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Book Description American Medical Association, 1847, [New York"]:, 1847. 8vo. 403 pp. 5 engraved plates (2 colored); badly water-stained throughout. Original printed paper wrappers; water-stained, neatly re-backed. Book-label of Haskell F. Norman. Good. RARE. The first volume of the Transactions of the American Medical Association, very much concerned with the medical breakthrough of anesthetics. Bigelow's paper is just one in the Report of the Committee on Surgery (pp. 159-224) containing an introduction and six different sections. "The committee considered in detail the various anesthetic agents. According to the report, some surgeons were afraid to use anesthesia in their surgical operations, feeling that the advantages afforded by the relief of pain might be offset by the risks involved [however] even at this early date, authors of this report felt that a large group of surgeons were wholly in favor of anesthesia. The authors did, however, admit that some surgeons would restrict the use of these agents to severe operations, after the introduction of ether anesthesia in Boston it was not until several months later that the method became generally popular in other communities in the United States. The favorable reports of its use in Boston and in Europe made for the more extensive use in American communities in 1847 and 1848. The dangers of etherization were also considered. In some cases it was thought that convulsions, prolonged stupor, intense cerebral excitement, alarming depression of the vital powers and asphyxia apparently were caused by the inhalation of ether and chloroform. Secondary effects attributed to inhalation in a few cases were bronchitis, pneumonia and inflammation of the brain. Interestingly enough, according to this report (p. 190), ether was considered to be a safer drug than chloroform." [Keys]. Keys, pp. 36-37; Fulton & Stanton, Anesthesia, VII, p. 191. Seller Inventory # M10982

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