Anesthesia — loss of sensation in the nerves. Artificial anesthesia is used for anesthesia during surgical operations. Distinguish general, local and spinal anesthesia.
history of modern medicine began in the mid-19th century — October 16 1846 Dentist Thomas Morton performed the surgery under ether anesthesia. This is the day all over the world and is considered to be the World Day of anesthesia (World Anaesthesia Day).
It is clear that the first thing anesthesiology spread to patients treated with different surgical procedures — surgery and its offshoots.
It should be noted that psychiatry (and later drug and alcohol abuse ) is already in the 19th century were in close contact with the anesthetic discipline.
That only is applied in our country long anesthesia (about 10 days ! ) in the treatment of schizophrenia, as well as electric anesthesia.