Obstetric analgesia and anesthesia in the 19th century in Greece

Papathanakos G, Arnaoutoglou E, Korre M, Papadopoulos G

The aim of our study was to present the development of pain management during childbirth in Greece in the 19th century. The medical journals “Asclepius”, “New Asclepius”, “The Athens Medical Bee”, “The Athens Bee”, “Hippocrates”, “Galen” and textbooks of Pharmacology and Obstetrics were studied. The oldest source for the management of the pain of childbirth was found on a 1845 manual …