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Theodore Dreiser's "Laughing Gas".

Authors
  • Wright, A J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1989
Volume
69
Issue
3
Pages
391–392
Identifiers
PMID: 2672896
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Around World War I, American novelist Theodore Dreiser wrote several plays, one of which, "Laughing Gas," explores the odd experience of a physician undergoing surgery with nitrous oxide/oxygen anesthesia. The content of this play and its relationship to Dreiser's career are examined.

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