First Developers Of Anesthetics
Native Americans were one of the first adopters of anesthetics during surgeries in the west. They used the coca plant, peyote, and other natural ingredients to numb patients either partially, or subdue them completely, so that they wouldn’t feel the pains of surgery.
Their methods weren’t discovered by immigrant doctors until the mid 1800’s. Before that, patients were given alcohol or knocked out prior to surgeries.