This page is a pretty informative and concise resource on epidurals, including the history of the epidural (which I had never really thought on much before), as well as a discussion of the various medicines given in an epidural (did you think there was only one?)
Did you know…
- The first-known epidural attempt on a human was in 1901;
- The first successful epidural was performed in Spain in 1921;
- By 1935 single-injection lumbar epidural regional anaesthesia was introduced in the US;
- And the continuous lumbar epidural was developed by 1946?
For more information, you can read the whole article.