14 Strange and unusual facts about the world
Up until the end of 1980s, some doctors didn’t believe that newborn babies could feel pain.
A study conducted by doctors in Great Britain and Ireland in 1988 showed that 13% of people were sure that children from 0 to 12 months couldn’t feel pain and 23% weren’t completely sure. That’s why during serious surgeries, doctors often only used local anesthesia.The question of whether children younger than one year could feel pain was debated for many years. But now it is a proven fact that newborn children, and even those that are not born yet, can feel pain just like adults.