Publisher Information: Paris: 1847.
Pirogov, Nicolai (1810-81). Nouveau procédé pour produire, au moyen de la vapeur d’éther, l’insensibilité chez les individus soumis à des opérations chirurgicales. In Comptes rendus de l’Académie des Sciences 24 (1847): 789. Whole number. 757-824pp. 263 x 216 mm. Original printed wrappers; in a cloth slipcase. Fine copy.
First Edition, journal issue. Pirogov, the great Russian military surgeon, was the first to practice rectal anesthesia. Pirogov organized the introduction of surgical anesthesia in Russia, and made a number of important contributions to the field: “He was the first to describe the negative effects of general anesthesia and the possibility of severe complications . . . He also described many of the modern methods of anesthesia, including inhaled endotracheal anesthesia, intravenous anesthetics, rectal use of anesthetics, and spinal anesthesia” (Ericksson, Miller’s Anesthesia, p. 52). He was also one of the first to used ether anesthesia on the battlefield. Garrison-Morton.com 5655.Book Id: 44243