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Trials of a public benefactor, as illustrated in the discovery of etherization

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Title:
Trials of a public benefactor, as illustrated in the discovery of etherization
Description:
Commissioned by William T. G. Morton, Trials of a public benefactor attempts to provide support for his claim to precedence in the discovery of ether anesthesia. Here, as part of the story, Oliver Wendell Holmes coins the term in a letter to Morton written on November 21, 1846, shortly after the first public demonstrations at Massachusetts General Hospital. Holmes wrote, Excerpt from Trials of a public benefactor, as illustrated in the discovery of etherization by Nathan P. Rice in which Oliver Wendell Holmes coins the term "anesthesia"
Creator:
Rice, Nathan P.
Date:
1859
Format:
Documents
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Boston Medical Library
Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (1.Mo.1)
Series:
Boston Medical Library
Subjects:
Correspondence
Excerpts
Anesthesia
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Rice, Nathan P. (author)
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Publisher:
Pudney and Russell
Notes:
Gift of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes to the Boston Medical Library, 1889
Language:
English
Identifier:
DigID0002195