As the process is painful, a general anaesthetic is necessary.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
A general anaesthetic is an invaluable aid to reduction, and should be given unless there is some reason for withholding it.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
All the world over it is the anaesthetic in which the general practitioner places his trust.
"Sir James Young Simpson and Chloroform (1811-1870)" by Henry Laing Gordon
They seemed to have been anaesthetized by the general shock.
"Catastrophe and Social Change" by Samuel Henry Prince