Tags

, ,

This one will be a two-parter not only because this guy is cool enough for two posts but because I also want to talk about anesthesia in the Victorian period.
image

This is Dr. John Snow. During the 1854 Broad Street cholera outbreak in London, Dr. Snow traced the source of infection to a public water pump making a key discovery about the transmittal of the disease. He also pioneered the use of anesthesia during medical procedures (using ether and chloroform). He had the honor (?) of personally anesthetizing  Queen Victoria during the births of her last two children. I hope he makes house calls because we are in need of some sexual healing.

Advertisements