This was before the use of anesthetics in surgery, it must be remembered.
"I thought—He never gave you—anesthetics—" she told herself.
She had written with an awful, awful pain in her heart—and she had lived before the days of anesthetics!
Volatile medicines—as the anesthetics (ether, chloroform, etc.)—are to be given by the attending surgeon only.
Together, without 322 anesthetics, ...