History of Intravenous Anaesthesia with Six Years ' Experience in the Use of Pentothal Sodium

In the year 1665 Sigismund Elsholtz first attempted intravenous anaesthesia by injecting a solution of opiate to obtain insensibility. It was not until 1872, that Ore, Myer and Witzel experimented with chloral hydrate on animals, but this method was not continued. The real work on intravenous anaesthesia started about I905 when Fedorow, St. Petersburg… CONTINUE READING