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Anaesthesia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I and in the newly formed Czechoslovak Republic. Part IV - General anaesthesia

Publication at Third Faculty of Medicine |


The authors present an annotated part of a surgical textbook from 1921. The first edition was published in 1917 during WWI.

The first part of the textbook concerns anaesthesiology and the text is divided into 5 parts because of the extent (Introduction, Local Anaesthesia, Intravenous Regional Anaesthesia and Neuraxial Blockades, General Anaesthesia I and General Anaesthesia II). Each part has been annotated in order to provide historical context of the anaesthetic methods and their origin.

The textbook follows the German and Vienna schools of medicine.