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Unsuccessful cases of anesthesia by ether inhalation

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Title:
Unsuccessful cases of anesthesia by ether inhalation
Description:
Surgeon George Hayward performed the second operation employing ether at Massachusetts General Hospital on October 17, 1847, and then the first capital operation—the successful amputation of a leg—later that year. The following year, on April 12th, he reported his experiences to the Boston Society for Medical Improvement and then published this account in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal on April 21st. Hayward here outlines some of the unsuccessful cases of inhalation from the hospital and also his private practice, as more became known about the use of ether and the means of administering it.
Creator:
Hayward, George, 1791-1863.
Date:
1847
Format:
Documents
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Rare Books and Journals
Subjects:
Ether
Anesthesia
Extent:
8 printed pages, bound.
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Notes:
Some account of the first use of sulphuric ether by inhalation in surgical practice. [Boston, 1847].
From the Collections of the Library of Harvard Medical School.
Identifier:
1.Mh.1847.H