anaesthetics

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anaesthetics

The UK equivalent to the US “anesthesiology”.
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I served as assistant while he probed and cleansed the passages made by the bullets, and I saw the two men endure his crude surgery without anaesthetics and with no more to uphold them than a stiff tumbler of whisky.
He breathed in the water deeply, deliberately, after the manner of a man taking an anaesthetic.
In short, weighted by his seventy years, in the vast and silent loneliness of the North, Old Tarwater, as in the delirium of drug or anaesthetic, recovered within himself, the infantile mind of the child-man of the early world.