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For young adults. Describes the development of anesthesia and different kinds of anesthetics. Glaser, Hugo. The Road to Modern Surgery. New York: Dutton, 1962. Chapter on the development of anesthesia includes description of anesthetics used in the mid-2 Oth century. Nuland, Sherwin B. Doctors: The Biography of Medicine. New York: Random House/Vintage Books, 1989. Includes interesting chapter on the development of anesthesia. Virtual Museum of Anesthesiology. med. miami. edu/ aha/vma. IB SURGERY WITHOUT Pfllfl HOTGS p.

Safety standards often were not enforced. Machines that were badly made, badly maintained, or improperly used often delivered higher doses of radiation than they were supposed to. X rays were still used for foolish purposes, such as measuring children's feet for new shoes. Diagnostic X rays were overused, too. Many doctors ordered chest X rays as part of their patients' yearly physical examinations whether or not they thought the people might have chest problems, for instance. 31 fllCDICHL TECHNOLOGY Another misuse came from widespread screening programs that were sponsored by well-meaning organizations in the 1950s and early 1960s.

20 "The attitude . " Quoted in Sherwin B. Nuland, Doctors: The Biography of Medicine (New York: Random House/Vintage Books, 1989), p. 348. p. " Quoted in Laurence Farmer, Master Surgeon (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1962), p. 42. p. " Quoted in Farmer, p. 46. p. 25 "Just as we may . . " Quoted in Nuland, p. 364. p. , Source Book of Medical History (New York: Dover reprint, 1960), p. 621. p. 29 "We knew we were . . " Quoted in Sarah R. Riedman, Masters of the Scalpel (Chicago: RandMcNally, 1964), p.

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