Punch,  12 (1847), 81.

Painless Operations



Reportage, Spoof


Railways, Anaesthesia, Medical Treatment, Accidents

    Alleged extract from a report by the directors of the 'Eastern Counties' Railway' in which it is proposed to prepare rooms at every station where 'persons who dislike being hurt or injured, or are foolishly apprehensive of danger, may have the option of inhaling the ether', enabling them to endure the rest of the journey 'in a state of insensibility'.

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