Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Suzanne Raga

  • Anesthesia: culture, technology, and the rise of the surgeon

    Suzanne Raga New Jersey, USA   A depiction of eye surgery c. 1195 The introduction of new technologies such as surgical anesthesia has led to better methods of diagnosis and treatment, but it also shows that the relationship between medical theory and practice is not always a smooth one. Surprisingly, anesthesia was first used for…