Kōrero: Hospitals

Preparing for an operation (1 o 2)

Preparing for an operation

From the 1860s hospitals were made safer by the use of antiseptics such as carbolic acid, and efforts to exclude bacteria and viruses. Here, hospital staff and a patient are shown in an operating theatre in the late 19th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, James McAllister Collection (PAColl-3054)
Reference: 1/1-012752; G
Photograph by James McAllister

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Linda Bryder, 'Hospitals - The transformation of hospitals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27543/preparing-for-an-operation (accessed 3 December 2020)

He kōrero nā Linda Bryder, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 13 Jun 2018