Season 1, Episode 6 Strange Sleep

First Aired: April 7, 1974

How the use of anesthesia in the l9th century changed the course of medicine. In dramatizations by actors who are actually physicians, pioneers in this field are seen experimenting with "laughing gas" (nitrous oxide) in dentistry, and administering chloroform during childbirth.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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