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Dr. Thomas Bolton fights for the use of anesthetic in surgery and uses himself as a guinea pig but soon finds himself addicted.
Robert Raglan, who plays the role of a police officer, is listed in the closing credits as "Wilkes", but is clearly referred to by Nigel Green's character as "Thompson".
A good day's work, Bolton! You're getting faster all the time. Beats me how you do it!
Dr. Bolton: No matter how fast I still can't save them!
Mr Blount: Yes, most distresing, but, alas, inevitably you can't have operations without screams. Pain and the knife, they're ...
Dr. Bolton: ...
During the opening amputation scene the screaming patient reveals modern cavity fillings in the back teeth of his upper jaw.
Opening credits prologue: LONDON 1840
Before the discovery of Anaesthesia
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