Anaesthesia

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By Richard Holmes.

Drawing on original documents and notebooks, the story of the time in 1799 when, in a town house on the banks of the River Avon in Bristol, Humphry Davy, later celebrated for his miners lamp, came within a breath of discovering the anaesthetic powers of nitrous oxide.

Humphry Davy....Paul Mundell

  • dr thomas beddoes....Richard Mccabe
  • mr coleridge....stephen noonan
  • mr southey....Richard Holmes.

    how humphry davy came close to discovering the anaesthetic powers of nitrous oxide

  • mrs anna beddoes....Eleanor Tremaine
  • the journalist....Kenneth Cranham
  • the ostler....david collins