blogging by candle light (notadate) wrote in little_details,
blogging by candle light

Support person during surgery pre-anesthesia

Setting: England circa 1800
Searched: surgery, history of surgery, surgery before anesthesia, support person for surgery

Was it common for a person undergoing surgery in the 1700s-1800s to have someone with them for support? My character is having a bullet taken out of his hip and I'm hoping to have his friend in the room with him. This isn't taking place on a battlefield, BTW. He was shot months ago, but the bullet was never properly removed and now it's causing him so much pain that he's willing to let them operate.
Tags: 1800-1809, uk: history: regency period, ~medicine: historical, ~medicine: injuries: gunshot wounds

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