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First announcement of the surgical operation using ether anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Photograph of W. T. G. Morton.

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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 Abbott…

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

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Photograph of Charles T. Jackson.

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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 its…

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