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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

#anesthetic

For Science

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Siddhartha Mukherjee

2011

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2019-10-24

"In 1884, at the prime of his career, Halsted read a paper describing the use of a new surgical anesthetic called cocaine. His experimental curiosity aroused, Halsted began to inject himself with the drug, testing it before using it on patients."

- Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (2011)

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