This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Anaesthetic - it started as a laughing matter - the World of Things
During the 1830s it was popular to have shows where participants paid a
few cents to watch fellow audience members make fools of themselves
while intoxicated by nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas. A
dentist named Horace Wells attended one of these shows where a man who
had inhaled the laughing gas badly injured his leg. Wells realized that
since the man felt no pain, the gas had an aesthetic effect.