Blessed Days of Anaesthesia
|Starts:||16:30 5 Dec 2013|
|Ends:||18:30 5 Dec 2013|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Alumni, General public, University staff|
|Speaker:||Dr Stephanie Snow|
Host: Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
About the event:
Among all the great discoveries and inventions of the nineteenth century, few offer us a more fascinating insight into Victorian society than the discovery of anaesthesia. Anaesthesia offered pain-free operations, childbirth with reduced suffering, and instant access to the world beyond consciousness. And yet, upon its introduction, Victorian medics, moralists, clergymen, and scientists, were plunged into turmoil. From this turmoil, a profound change in attitudes began to be realised, as the view that physical suffering could, and should, be prevented permeated through society.
In the third of our ‘Artefacts from the Museum of Medicine and Health’ talks, medical historian Stephanie Snow will explore the debate and controversy that surrounded the development of anaesthetics using objects from the Museum’s collections.
The talk will be followed by a short drinks reception to celebrate the Museum’s collaboration with NOWGEN.
Dr Stephanie Snow
Role: Senior Research Associate
Organisation: Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester
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