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Archivos Españoles de Urología (Ed. impresa)

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GONZALO RODRIGUEZ, Victoria et al. History of rachianesthesia and epidural anesthesia in Spain. Arch. Esp. Urol. [online]. 2007, vol.60, n.8, pp.973-978. ISSN 0004-0614.

Objectives: To show the beginning of spinal and epidural anesthesia in our country and the contributions of Spanish urologists. Methods: We reviewed books and writings of History of Medicine, Urology and Anesthesia and Doctoral thesis about spinal and epidural anesthesia. Results: In the 20th century, surgeons also gave the anesthetic drugs to the patients. Spinal and epidural anesthesia were used for the first time in 1900. A lot of Spanish urologists like F. Rusca Doménech, J.M. Batrina, M. Barragán Bonet, R. Lozano Monzón, L. Guedea Calvo, Gil Vernet, Fidel Pagés Miravé, V. Sagarra Lascuraín, Gómez Ulla, etc, did research, writings in scientific journals and Doctoral thesis about anesthesia.

Keywords : Spinal anesthesia; Epidural anesthesia; History of Urology.

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