Welcome to John Powell's website

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This is the website of a lovable but slightly eccentric Englishman (says my son Tim). If I'm not star-gazing in the dead of night or pottering along winding canals with Isabel on our narrowboat, I'm at home endlessly revising my autobiography-cum-history of anaesthesia.    

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1. History of Anaesthesia

GASMAN -A Personal History of Anaesthesia 1933-97
                                      
History of Anaesthesia 0-2000    
   
                                                                          
The First Anaesthetic in Bristol 1847                                                                    
The Eclipsed Dawn of Anaesthesia in Bristol 1847
                                                
Ether and Chloroform in Surgery and Midwifery in Bristol 1847                                        
Anaesthesia, Cholera and the Medical Reading Society of Bristol 1832-58
John Snow and the Medical Reading Society of Bristol 1847-58
Death in Bristol 1858  
                                                       

Two Weeks in August, Southmead 1958                                         
Anaesthesia in the Sixties, Bristol Fashion 1960s                                                 
I did it my way. Confessions of an epiduralist 1948-77                                            
The Taunton Year 1959-60 

The Delphic Oracle 2007
                                                                                        
Nitrous Oxide: A Good Vintage? 2010
                                                                               
 

2. History of Medicine

Isabel 
India 
Canal du Midi       
Fancy Free
               
My Moon and I
               
Disabled Rambling
 
Clouds
Icebows
Golden Wedding
Uncrowding Wordsworth
Chess
                                                            email : john@johnpowell.net
 
                                                                                            
                  

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