Surgery and the Operating Room
Lecture no. 23 from the course: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World
Taught by Professor W. Bernard Carlson | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Pain. Bleeding. Infection. Medicine before the 19th century was not a pleasant affair, especially when it came to surgery. Explore innovations in medicine—the operating room, sterilization procedures, and antibiotics—and discover some of the social challenges to introducing these innovations—including obstruction from the doctors themselves.