The history of anaesthetic mortality reporting.

  title={The history of anaesthetic mortality reporting.},
  author={Darryl Hyde Fenwick},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  volume={35 Suppl 1},
Anaesthetists are acutely aware of the legal constraint of reporting to the coroner deaths in association with anaesthesia. The evolution of the office of the coroner in England is presented and the relationship with the discovery and evolution of anaesthesia is examined. The legal and medical climate in the 19th century is described, with some of the key participants named and their roles explained. The 19th century was an age of questioning and exploration, which led to the elucidation of the… CONTINUE READING

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