CORNING, James Leonard
N. Y. med. J., 42, 483-85, 1885.
Spinal anesthesia introduced. Corning showed experimentally that cocaine exerts a prolonged anesthetic effect while arresting the circulation in the anesthetized area. He first described injection of cocaine between the spinous processes of the lower dorsal vertebrae in a dog (see his earlier paper in the same journal, 1885, 42, 317-19) and then in a human being.
Subjects: ANESTHESIA › Cocaine, ANESTHESIA › Spinal Anesthesia
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1886.
The first textbook on local anesthesia.
Subjects: ANESTHESIA › Local Anesthesia