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Surgery - Hospital Care in Canada

Two of the most important advances in surgery were anesthesia and antiseptic technique. These dramatically reduced the pain and infection associated with operations. After their acceptance, longer and more complicated surgeries became possible, and a whole new set of problems needed to be sorted out. How can you work with the body cavity open, without the blood starting to clot? How can you work on the heart that is constantly beating? How can you see the tiny structures in order to repair them?

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