I happen to see the show about your second president - Adams and it was really good. However, it did hurt when the daughter was put through a mastectomy without anesthesia. While the scene wasn't exactly correct because they used a chair instead of a bed, I almost felt like changing to another channel. I found an article about the operation (link). It was many years ago. There was no options back then, but unfortunately people have to endure such a torment even today. Just last week a Danish court sentenced a mother to two years in prison because she put her daughter thrugh painful surgery without anesthesia and without reason (link) I very seldom goes to the dentist as it is common for the working class and when I do I insist having it done without pain. I cannot image to endure such a pain the girl and the daughter of the president went through. It hurts even when I think of it.