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Ask Dr. Sandy: No Smoking in the OR

Should you quit smoking before an operation? Any reason to stop smoking is a good one. Surgery is especially so. People who smoke are more likely to have problems after an operation. These increased...

May 30, 2013

What Would Surgery Be Like Without Anesthesia?

Dr. Crawford W. Long used ether to conduct the first painless operation on March 30, 1842. Susan Deaver, director of the Crawford W. Long Museum, Bill Custer, of Georgia State University, and Dan...

August 19, 2008