How were the ancient Egyptians the first to invent anesthetics?

The ancient Egyptians were the first to invent anesthetics, sort of.

Before surgery, ancient Egyptian doctors put their patients under by hitting them on the head with a wooden hammer.

Surprisingly, none were sued, despite this mallet-practice.

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