Re: If you lived in a previous era.
Originally Posted by Furryanimal
An Irish navvy...
Originally Posted by Muddy
I have to say I would hate to live in a bygone era.
No anaesthesia pain an desease .
However if one had to I would like to rich with hundreds of acres they had an easier life
True Muddy, I would imagine you in another country, perhaps breeding horses.
Anaesthesia I will google.
Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, was discovered in 1772 by Joseph Priestley. In 1799 another British scientist, Humphry Davy, discovered that it made him laugh, and feel less pain - hence its nickname of 'laughing gas'. Nitrous oxide was first used as an anaesthetic in 1845.