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Title: Der Aether gegen den Schmerz. Mit einer lithographischen Tafel. (Der Ertrag ist für die Armen bestimmt.)
Description: Berlin, In Commission bei A. Hirschwald; [bottom page 228: Gedruckt bei J.Petsch.], 1847. 8vo. W. 1 lith. single page plate at the end [Unsigned.]. (Foxed.). In contemp. half brown-red pebbled cloth, spine discoloured, w. an orange paper titleshield, lettered in ink. Covers and edges of covers rubbed. [n6, 1 - 14 in 8s, 15 in 2]. (XII, 228 pp.). (Half title and title some light browning; Throughout some foxed spots.). (Upper free endpaper w. signature in ink 'A. Koehler'). Classic publication by Dieffenbach on the use of ether against pain. Hirsch vol. II, p. 264: Duncum, pp. 138 - 139 'Shortly before his death, in 1847, Dieffenbach wrote a small monograph 'Der Aether gegen den Schmerz' in which he recorded the results of his experience of etherization. Dieffenbach expressed the opinion that since ether was able to obviate completely even the most intense pain during capital operations, it afforded the greatest possible relief to the patient; but for the surgeon ,,, it merely made matters more difficult. He stressed the dangers of etherization: its liabilty to produce apoplexy and haemorrhage, the possibility of instantaneous death through overdosage, the tendency to increased post-operative bleeding, the slow healing of wounds where much tissue had been lost; ... He found indeed, that the post-operative condition of the patients who had been etherized was in general less favourable than of patients operated upon without ether.': Armstrong Davison, The Evolution of Anaesthesia, p. 118:

Keywords: medicine painkillers

Price: EUR 3200.00 = appr. US$ 3477.91 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 10470