Signs of anaesthesia including controlled respiration.

[between 1940 and 1949]
  • Film

About this work


This is a clinical film showing the induction of anaesthesia on a patient using the open drop ether technique. Respiration in the patient is aided. There are no eye movements and the pupil is dilated proving that complete anaesthesia has been achieved.


[Place of publication not identified], s.n.], [between 1940 and 1949]

Physical description

1 film reel (05:20 mins): si., b&w.; 16mm.

Copyright note



Part of the film collection comprising of 55 items donated by Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, Oxford, to the Wellcome Trust in 2008. In 1937, Lord Nuffield established a clinical chair of anaesthesia in Oxford amidst some controversy that anaesthesia was even an academic discipline. The collection is a mixture of clinical and educational films made or held by the department to supplement their teaching dating from the late 1930s onwards.

Creator/production credits

There are no production credits on this film.


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