In Austria, the very first surgery with anaesthesia was undertook in Vienna, on January 27, 1847. In the Czech lands, the first use of anaesthesia was supposed in the historical literature in Prague, on February 7 in the same year. Nevertheless, really the historically first anaesthesia was applied in Brno, already on February 4, 1847, three days earlier. The other surgeries with ether anaesthesia followed, in Olomouc, connected with the head physician, surgeon Dr. Francz Hauser (1800-1857), and elsewhere in Moravia during February and March.
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