Hua Tuo was an ancient Chinese physicians who lived from AD140-208 during the Han Dynasty. Hua Tuo’s claim to fame is being called the “Originator of Surgery” by later generations.
Mafeisan – Chinese Medicine Anaesthetic
The historical texts ‘Records of the Three Kingdoms’ and ‘Book of the Later Han’ record Hua as the first person in China to use anesthesia during surgery. He used a general anesthetic combining wine with a herbal mixture called mafeisan.
Besides being respected for expertise in surgery and anaesthesia, Hua Tuo was famous for his abilities in acupuncture, Moxibustion, and herbal medicine.