The ethyl chloride and rectal ether technique
digital file Black & White Silent 1944 5:38
Summary: This film shows the induction and maintenance of anaesthesia by ethyl cloride and rectal ether. 1 segment.
Title number: 18143
Description: Segment 1 A middle-aged male patient is roused from his semi-conscious state, an attendant is shown holding an alarm clock indicating with its second hand how quickly this occurs. A blackboard with chalked up details of the patient is shown. This indicates that the patient is 'tough' (to anaethetise). A second patient is shown profoundly anaesthetised his eyelids are drawn back. He is roused. The equipment is shown functioning in detail. Time start:00:00:00:00 Time end:00:05:38:12 Length:00:05:38:12
Further information: Material from the film collection comprising of 55 items donated by Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, Oxford, to the Wellcome Trust in 2008. In 1937, Lord Nuffield established a clinical chair of anaesthesia in Oxford amidst some controversy that anaesthesia was even an academic discipline. The collection is a mixture of clinical and educational films made or held by the department to supplement their teaching dating from the late 1930s onwards.
Keywords: Anesthesia; Anesthesia -- history; Anesthesia, Rectal -- history
Locations: United Kingdom