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IN History & Culture ON 03 Mar, 2016
What will you do if someone asks you to operate yourself without anesthesia? Your first reaction must be, 'Are you kidding me'?
The new age has become so delicate, and we are so dependent on technology.
But in previous ages surgeries were done without anesthesia. The first pain-numbing drug was employed in 1846 but before that, the patients were operated upon while they were conscious. If we talk about the 17th century, they were very hard working. Most of the people died because of post-operative attack. And the other reason was a loss of blood and infection.
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Eye surgery to correct 'strabismus', a misalignment of the eyes known as a squint.
Surgery to remove the cancer of the tongue – Tongue was sliced in two, the tumor was cut out and tongue was stitched back together.
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