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Cocaine to Procaine: An Unexpected History of Local Anaesthesia

Volume 7 - Issue 2

Sophie Johnson*

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    • Department of Anesthesiology, The Aagbi Foundation, London

    *Corresponding author: Sophie Johnson, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain, Ireland, The Aagbi Foundation, 21 Portland Place, W1b 1py, London

Received: July 18, 2018;   Published: July 24, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.07.001467

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Like many types of medicine, local anaesthesia has very interesting origins. It seems slightly mad today that substances were more likely to associate with youth rave culture than our local GP, were once, not only legal, but readily available as analgesics for a wide range of ailments.

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