About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Ether and Choloform

Font : A-A+

Ether and Choloform

The turning point was to come on 16thOctober 1846, when William T.G. Morton demonstrated the removal of a jaw tumour done painlessly with the patient being anaesthetized with 'Ether'. Following this demonstration, doctors around the world began using ether successfully for different types of surgeries.

Advertisement

The subsequent year saw the introduction of chloroform into anaesthesia and ether and chloroform were used widely throughout the world.

John Snow, a leading anaesthetist in London, administered chloroform to Queen Victoria for the birth of her eighth child, Prince Leopold in1853, for painless labour. Pain-free labour, which was until then considered immoral, gained respectability and it met with the queen's approval. "Dr. Snow gave that blessed chloroform and the effect was soothing, quieting,and delightful beyond measure." She was to receive it again for the birth of Princess Beatrice. The method used by John Snow came to be known as 'chloroform a la Reine'. Meanwhile, refinements in the apparatus used to administer ether to the patient continued to take place.

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Gayatri Krishnan. (2018, December 10). Ether and Choloform. Medindia. Retrieved on May 29, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/anaesthesia-ether-choloform.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Gayatri Krishnan. "Ether and Choloform". Medindia. May 29, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/anaesthesia-ether-choloform.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Gayatri Krishnan. "Ether and Choloform". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/anaesthesia-ether-choloform.htm. (accessed May 29, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Gayatri Krishnan. 2021. Ether and Choloform. Medindia, viewed May 29, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/anaesthesia-ether-choloform.htm.


Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

vivekadt

great information, but kindly include some advance use of Anaesthesia in different OT stages. thanks

ashok garg

Im surprised, to know the ancient methods of anaesthesia like forceful knock on head, snow anaesthesia etc.

Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    Advertisement
    Drugs for Anaesthesia - History and Origins
    Pipecuronium
    What's New on Medindia
    World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day 2022
    Monkeypox Outbreak: What it is, How Does it Spread & the Prevention
    Seasonal Allergy Medications
    View all
    Advertisement

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) A-Z Drug Brands in India Diaphragmatic Hernia Noscaphene (Noscapine) Blood Donation - Recipients Accident and Trauma Care Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Blood Pressure Calculator Find a Hospital Drug - Food Interactions

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use