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

Published:February 20, 2015DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janh.2015.02.006

      Abstract

      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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