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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – June 2010

Anesthesia Fact Sheet Available

Format: Fact Sheet
Institute: National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Anesthesia has come a long way from its origins in alcohol and ether. Understanding Anesthesia, a fact sheet from NIGMS, describes what we know about anesthesia today and how scientists are moving the field forward.

Next Steps

You can read Understanding Anesthesia on the NIGMS Web site at For a list of all NIGMS fact sheets, see

This page last reviewed on October 19, 2012

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