Anaesthesia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I and in the newly formed Czechoslovak Republic
Part IV – General anaesthesia

Authors: O. Gimunová 1,2;  J. Málek 2,3
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika anesteziologie, resuscitace a intenzivní medicíny Fakultní nemocnice Brno, Lékařská fakulta Masarykovy univerzity 1;  Komise pro historii oboru ČSARIM 2;  Klinika anesteziologie a resuscitace, 3. lékařská fakulta Univerzity Karlovy a Fakultní nemocnice Královské Vinohrady 3
Published in: Anest. intenziv. Med., 29, 2018, č. 1, s. 43-47
Category: History


The authors present an annotated part of a surgical textbook from 1921. The first edition was published in 1917 during WWI. The first part of the textbook concerns anaesthesiology and the text is divided into 5 parts because of the extent (Introduction, Local Anaesthesia, Intravenous Regional Anaesthesia and Neuraxial Blockades, General Anaesthesia I and General Anaesthesia II). Each part has been annotated in order to provide historical context of the anaesthetic methods and their origin. The textbook follows the German and Vienna schools of medicine.

general anaesthesia – loco-regional anaesthesia – history – World War I – education


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