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Plaster head cast of a man with significant head trauma. Cast is attached to plaster pedestal base and the entire work is painted white.

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Manuscript document with the handwritten black ink inscription "3106 / Mr. B. R. Sweatland / Please deliver my iron / bar to the bearer / P. P. Gage / Aug 26th, 54"

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The Drinker iron lung and other respiratory devices in a physiology classroom believed to be located in the original Harvard School of Public Health building at 55 Shattuck Street

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Men and women seated in a physiology classroom believed to be located in the original Harvard School of Public Health building at 55 Shattuck Street. The following names are handwritten on the photograph: T.J. Shaw [?], B.W. Byrones, J.J. Klein,…

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After the Abbott operation, Jacob Bigelow sent news of the discovery to Francis Boott (1792-1863), who was living in England. Boott communicated this to James Robinson, a surgeon-dentist, who then performed a painless tooth extraction on December…

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Reproductions of daguerreotypes of early operations employing ether anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Line engraving after Henry Anelay.

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Engraving "Wm. T. G. Morton, M.D. surgeon dentist, Boston, administering ether preparatory to performing the operation by which he first discovered and demonstrated the marvellous anaesthetic powers of ether in surgery."

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Photograph of Morton-type ether inhaler with sponge and presentation inscription from T. G. Morton to J. Mason Warren.