Which was the first known local anaesthetic?
A hit to the head with a blunt object! Opps, nope, sorry, that was the first known general anesthetic! Sorry, got my facts confused there for a moment! HAHAJokes aside, I think it was cocaine
Mentioned in ancient Greek and Roman medical texts, opium was one of the first used anesthetics, but cocaine was the first effective local anesthetic (first used in 1884).
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