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[August Karl Bier--one hundred years of cocaine use in spinal anesthesia].

Authors
  • Bednarska-Zytko, I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Polski merkuriusz lekarski : organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1997
Volume
3
Issue
18
Pages
303–305
Identifiers
PMID: 9523474
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

It is a history of cocaine use by A.K. Bier in spinal anaesthesia. A.K. Bier was a pioneer of spinal anaesthesia with cocaine. He described his experience with this technique in 6 patients. This contribution was the first clinical word concerning a description of instruments and complication of spinal anaesthesia with cocaine. First in Poland who used cocaine in spinal anaesthesia was Franciszek Kijewski, surgeon from Warsaw.

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