The Earliest-Known Extant Motion Picture of Anesthesia in the World was Filmed in Buenos Aires

Published:February 20, 2015DOI:


      In Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1899, the earliest known extant motion picture featuring anesthesia was filmed by French cameraman Eugenio Py. His Elgé camera captured medical student Rodolfo Santiago Roccatagliata chloroforming a patient for lung hydatid cyst extirpation by fellow Argentine, Professor Alejandro Posadas.
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