And She Felt No Pain: A Japanese Doctor, His Herbal Invention, and the First General Anesthesia in Recorded History

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Inspired by ancient herbal formulas, Seishu Hanaoka spent twenty years developing his general anesthetic. He was walking a tightrope: not far enough and the patient would wake up in the middle of the operation; too far and the patient would be injured or dead. Hanaoka's vision to integrate traditional Chinese medicine and modern western surgery - seemingly opposite styles - was one of the keys to his success. On the morning of October 13, 1804, the time came to put his invention to the test. A brave woman with breast cancer ...

And She Felt No Pain: A Japanese Doctor, His Herbal Invention, and the First General Anesthesia in Recorded History 2018, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781717422354

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