1846: Robert Liston
used anaesthetic (ether) for the first time in a British operation at University College Hospital, London, to amputate a leg.
Summary: Medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris is obsessed with mortality -- and her new book examines the work of early surgeons, including Robert Liston
, the 'fastest knife in the West End'
1794: Robert Liston
, Scottish physician who carried out the first operation with the aid of an anaesthetic in Britain, was born in Linlithgow.
1846: Robert Liston
used anaesthetic (ether) for |the first time in a British operation at University College Hospital, London, to perform an amputation of a leg.
TODAY FOREFATHERS'' MASSACHUSETTS 1846: Robert Liston
used anaesthetic (ether) for the first time in a British operation at University College Hospital, London, to perform an amputation of a leg.
, of University College Hospital, London, popularised 'Liston's long splint' - it was nothing more than a well padded length of wooden plank
By the mid-18th century, the most famous surgeon in Britain was Linlithgow-born Robert Liston
, whose amputations were public spectacles.
In 1847, the famous English surgeon Robert Liston
was to exclaim after an ether demonstration: "Well, gentlemen, this Yankee dodge sure beats mesmerism hollow
Women discussed are Lady Robert Liston
, Lucie Duff Gordon, Emmeline Lott, Isabella Bird, Amelia Edwards, Princess Caroline, Lady Craven, Miss Muir Mackenzie and Miss Irby, Margaret Benson, Presbyterian missionary women, and archaeologists' wives.
Also On This Day: 1620: The Pilgrim Fatherslanded at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts, North America in the Mayflower; 1846: Robert Liston
became the first person in Briton to make use of anaesthetics, during an amputation of a leg at University College Hospital, London; 1935: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, the first ever full-length, full-colour animated cartoon, was premiered by Walt Disney; 1969: The first flight of man around the moon took place when Apollo 8 was launched.
This is so even when a wife's letters about her husband are the sole and revealing source of most that we know about him: as with Robert Liston
, Britain's second ambassador to the United States, whose wife, Henrietta, wrote more revealing letters than her husband.
Avaya is pleased to strengthen our business ties with RedSky Technologies so we can extend the capabilities of our equipment," said Robert Liston
, solutions manager of Avaya's Solution Engineering & International Converged Systems Division.