No one is glad to hear that his body has to be cut open by a surgeon(外科医生) and part of it taken out.Today,however,we needn’t worry about feeling pain during the operation.The sick person falls into a kind of sleep,and when he wakes,the operation is finished.But these happy conditions are fairly new.It is not many years ago,if a man had to have operation he would feel all its pain.
Long ago,operation had usually to be done while the sick man could feel everything.The sick man had to be held down on a table by force while the doctors did their best for him.He could feel all the pain if his leg or arm was being cut off,and his fearful cries filled the room and the hearts of those who watched.
Soon after 1770,Josept Priestley discovered a gas which is now called “laughing gas”.Laughing gas became known in America.Young men and women went to parties to try it.Most of them spent their time laughing,but one man at a party,Horace Wells,noticed that people didn’t seem to feel pain when they were using this gas.He decided to make an experiment on himself.He asked a friend to help him.
Wells took some of the gas,and his friend pulled out one of Wells’ teeth.Wells felt no pain at all.
As he didn’t know enough about laughing gas,he gave a man less gas than he should have.The man cried out with pain when his tooth was being pulled out.
Wells tried again,but this time he gave too much of the gas,and the man died.Wells never forgot this terrible event.
1 、( ) It is since a man being operated felt all the pain.
A.a few more years
D.two thousand years
2 、( ) Before 1770,when the sick man was operated on,he
A.could feel nothing B.could not want anything
C.could feel all the pain D.could do anything
3 、( ) Using the laughing gas,the people did not seem to
A.be afraid of anything
C.want to go to the parties
4 、( ) If a man took less laughing gas than he should have when an operation went on,he
A.felt nothing B.felt very comfortable
C.still felt pain D.would die
5 、( ) One who took too much of the laughing gas
A.would laugh all the time
C.would never feel pain
D.would be very calm