The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka (1967)
1h 39min · Drama, History · 28 October 1967
The Wife of Seishû Hanaoka is set in feudal Japan. Its two central characters are based on the wife and mother of Japanese physician Seishû Hanaoka (1760-1835). Hanaoka developed a herbal general anesthetic, "Tsusensan", some forty years before the better-known innovations of his American counterparts Long, Wells and Morton.