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Spinal Anesthesia

A doctor performs a spinal tap
Description: Drawing, Charcoal on Paper; by Joseph Hirsch; C. 1943; Unframed Dimensions 24H X 38W
Accession #: 88-159-FJ as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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The operating room of a large Navy ship is little different than those in our most modern hospitals. This man is being anesthetized spinally before the setting of a compound fracture suffered when he fell forty feet down a hatch.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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