Episode 32 - Bier, Balls, & Cocaine: The Origin Story of Spinal Anesthesia.


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Not all of the ideas a person has while under the influence of drugs and alcohol are winners. There are exceptions, however. This is a fascinating story about the discovery of a revolutionary anesthetic technique all thanks to two inebriated German physicians playing around with spinal taps, hammers, and self-experimentation in the 1890's.
It gets weird.