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Making Memories

Potions through history

Can you imagine having an operation without any anaesthetic?

Many years ago that's what happened until some clever people found a way of putting people to sleep. See the invention of anaesthetic below by looking at the timeline.

Why not print off the timeline and order events from history about surgery and anaestheisa

Read Frances Burney's account of surgery without anaesthetic. Imagine how awful it would be. Why not write a diary entry of having surgery after anaesthetic has been invented?