A history of veterinary anesthesia

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The history of veterinary anesthesia has paralleled but lagged behind that of anesthesia for human patients (Fig. 23.7). The two have been intimately intertwined, each contributing to the advancement of the other. The introduction of veterinary anesthesia was delayed by the misperception that the induction of anesthesia in animals was painful'and unnecessary'one needed but to hobble the animal. Fortunately this misperception gave way to reality, and led to the governmental demand for the application of anesthesia to relieve the pain of surgery in animals. The conduct of anesthesia in animals today, as does surgery in animals, is remarkably similar to that in humans, particularly in the US, Canada, Great Britain, and Europe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wondrous Story of Anesthesia
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781461484417
ISBN (Print)1461484405, 9781461484400
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013


  • American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology
  • American Society of Veterinary Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesia in veterinary medicine
  • History of veterinary anesthesia
  • Veterinary anesthesia
  • Veterinary anesthesia history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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