Discovery by Berlin Surgeon: Distilled Water Can Be Used as Anesthetic in Surgery

THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS, DR. CARL LUDWIG SLEICH, M.D., DISCOVERS DISTILLED WATER CAN BE INJECTED UNDER THE SKIN TO TEMPORARILY NUMB THE AREA IN PREPARATION FOR MAKING AN INCISION

“distilled water is inserted.”

“can be cut into without causing pain.”

“the cuts at once reunited and healed perfectly.”

 

Novel Discovery made by a Berlin Surgeon

Front Page of The New York Times, September 4th, 1891

Carl Ludwig Schleich (1859–1922) , a German surgeon and writer. Best known for his contribution to clinical anesthesia. He was also as a philosopher, poet and painter.

Carl Ludwig Schleich (1859–1922) , a German surgeon and writer. Best known for his contribution to clinical anesthesia, he was also a philosopher, poet and painter.