Key dates in Transformation of Surgery 1845-1918

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Liston used Ether during amputation in Britain
Rous and Turner developed a way of storing blood
Wilhelm Roentgen discovered x rays
Richard Lewisohn found that adding Sodium Citrate prevented blood clotting
Ignaz Semmelweiss showed concerns about medical students not washing their hands after leaving the morgue
Queen Victoria received Chloroform during childbirth
John Snow developed a Chlorofrom regulator
Lister's wards were 'sepsis free for nine months'
Koch developed the steam steriliser
Lister became Professor of Surgery at King's College Hospital, London
Marie Curie developed 'little curie' - portable x ray
Novocaine used as an Anaesthetic
Simpson used Chloroform for the fisrt time
Pasteur's Germ Theory
Morton used Ether to anaesthetise a patient in the USA
Koch identified bacterium that caused blood poisoning
Blood depot established prior to the Battle of Cambrai
Alexander Wood invented the Hypodermic Needle
Gilles set up a plastic surgery unit at Aldershot
Lister used Carbolic Acid to treat a broken leg
Cocaine is used as a local Anaesthetic
Landsteiner identified blood groups
Hannah Greener died while receiving Chloroform

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