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First Anaesthesia in England

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
1. First Anaesthesia in England Marker
Inscription.
The first
anaesthetic
given in England
was administered
in a house
on this site
19 December
1846

 
Erected by Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
 
Location. 51° 31.276′ N, 0° 7.869′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Gower Street just south of Chenies Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 Gower Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1E 6EB, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Aickman (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lady Ottoline Morrell (about 150 meters away); Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (about 150 meters away); Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (about 180 meters away); George Dance (The Younger) (about 180 meters away); T.S. Eliot (about 240 meters away); Lord Eldon (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir Samuel Romilly (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
More about this marker. Although not mentioned on the marker, the anaesthetic used was ether, the operation was a (successful)
First Anaesthesia in England Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
2. First Anaesthesia in England Marker - Wide View
dental extraction, and the dentist was James Robinson, who later on wrote the first textbook on the subject: A Treatise on the Inhalation of the vapour of Ether, published in 1847.
 
Also see . . .  How General Anaesthesia Reached London (Harold Ellis). (Submitted on November 16, 2017.)
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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