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How Does Anesthesia Work?

Season 3 Episode 42

About the Episode

October 16 is World Anesthesia Day, celebrating the 170th anniversary of the first successful demonstration of surgical anesthesia. Prior to then, surgery was really unpleasant, to put it mildly -- surgeons turned to alcohol, narcotics and even smacking their patients on the head to induce unconsciousness. Fortunately, anesthesia now allows tens of thousands patients every day to avoid the pain.

Aired: 10/10/16 | Expires: | Runtime: 3m 23s
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