Stimulating and occasionally unsettling history of anaesthesia. Andrew Robinson, The Lancet Snow's admirable account of the slow triumph of anaesthesia astonishes by its revelation of the inhumanity of so many doctors. Nigel Hawkes, The Times [An] immensely readable book. Health and History
About the Author
Stephanie J. Snow
is a Research Associate at the Center for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine at the University of Manchester. The author of Operations Without Pain: The Practice and Science of Anaesthesia in Victorian Britain
, she is a distant relative of John Snow, one of the great pioneers of anesthesiology.