Tuesday, October 16, 2012

 World Anesthesia Day                                              

On 16th October 1846 for the first time a surgery was performed without patient experiencing any pain.That was historic as till then nobody imagined that tissue can be cut without causing pain.
       Dr.William Thomas Green Morton ,a dentist administered" ETHER " to one Edward Gilbert Abbot for the removal of a tumor on the left side of the neck.The surgeon was Dr.John Collin Warren , chief surgeon at  Boston Hospital, Massachusetts,USA .
       Dr.WTGMorton is considered to be the father of modern anesthesia.Though many modifications and advances are made 16th October is observed as World Anesthesia Day.In some countries it is popular as Ether Day.

Dr.U. Srinivas

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