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A brief history of regional anaesthesia 

A brief history of regional anaesthesia
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A brief history of regional anaesthesia
Author(s):

Paul Warman

, David Conn

, Barry Nicholls

, and David Wilkinson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199559848.003.0001
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date: 21 July 2019

Chapter 1 provides a brief history of regional anaesthesia, including - Introduction - Regional anaesthesia—the first few centuries - Cocaine—its early years in Europe - Cocaine and its many uses - Thomas, Basil, Carl, Sigmund, and William - Early neuraxial blocks - The pioneers and educators - Woolley and Roe - ASRA—birth, death, and rebirth - ESRA—birth and survival - The future of British regional anaesthesia

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