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Chapter 64 - Neuraxial Analgesia and Anesthesia in Obstetrics

from Section 6 - Late Prenatal – Obstetric Problems

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 November 2017

David James
Affiliation:
University of Nottingham
Philip Steer
Affiliation:
Imperial College London
Carl Weiner
Affiliation:
University of Kansas
Bernard Gonik
Affiliation:
Wayne State University, Detroit
Stephen Robson
Affiliation:
University of Newcastle
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Summary

In 1847, the obstetrician James Young Simpson reported the use of diethyl ether to provide peripartum pain relief in a woman with a deformed pelvis. From this beginning, an evolution in the agents and techniques used to provide obstetric analgesia and anesthesia has occurred.

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, pp. 1810 - 1841
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
First published in: 2017

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