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  • Collection: Manuscripts and Archives

In 1933, the Mallinckrodt Chemical Company produced a short silent file, “The Advent of Anesthesia”, depicting the experiments of W. T. G. Morton with ether anesthesia and recreating the first public demonstration of the operation on Gilbert…

10 pencil sketches of heads and torsos of physicians made at the time of painting The First Operation under Ether. Two individuals are unidentified.

Photograph of Charles T. Jackson.

At the request of William T. G. Morton, “to be preserved in perpetual remembrance of the thing,” sixteen physicians--John Collins Warren and Henry Jacob Bigelow among them--with knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the ether discovery and…

Copy of a letter addressed to Morton, describing Peirson's successful surgical amputations employing ether anesthesia.

Photograph of the final inspection of the Harvard Unit at Fort Totten, N.Y.

Private Oscar C. Tugo enlisted on May 7, 1917; he was killed as a night orderly during the air raid on Base Hospital No. 5 on September 4, along with Lieutenant William Fitzsimons, Privates Rudolph Rubino, Jr., and Leslie G. Woods. On October 18,…