Posts Tagged ‘anesthesia’

The Most Important Article in NEJM History

Posted by Karen Buckley • November 1st, 2012

  Throughout the 200th anniversary year we have asked for your votes, and you have responded with a resounding favorite. Since the 1846 report from Boston surgeon Henry Jacob Bigelow, “Insensibility during Surgical Operations Produced by Inhalation,” so many of the significant advances we’ve seen rely on the use of anesthesia. It is difficult to imagine medicine… Read More…

Explore the History of Medical Discoveries

Posted by Karen Buckley • January 26th, 2012

Over 200 years, the New England Journal of Medicine has published early descriptions of disease, groundbreaking new treatments for particular conditions, and the first steps toward significant changes in how physicians care for patients.  The 200th anniversary website has an interactive timeline that allows you to search and rediscover the progress of centuries past.   Each… Read More…

Blissfully Unaware…or Not Quite?

Posted by Rena Xu • August 17th, 2011

Imagine one day waking up to find that you are strapped to a narrow table. Strangers wearing masks loom over you with scalpels in their hands.  You know what is happening – but there is nothing you can do about it. More than the premise of lurid science fiction films, intra-operative awareness is a serious… Read More…

The Knife and the Cutting Edge

Posted by Rena Xu • July 29th, 2010

The NEJM Archive is a vital resource for teaching and research. With over 150,000 articles, 8,657 issues, 478,000 pages, 85,316 images, and 610,000 references an array of search, filter, and sort features, the NEJM Archive makes it easy to find what you’re looking for quickly. Articles are fully searchable, tabbed for easy access, and available… Read More…