Charles T. Jackson Communicates the Ether Discovery

Subject

Ether.
Anesthesia.

Description

Jackson issued this publication “to interest both the Surgeon and the Solider, and with the intention of aiding the one and of informing the other” at the outbreak of the Civil War. The Manual provides illustrations and examples of cases from French medical literature, but also supports Jackson’s claim to the discovery of anesthesia:
"Those most competent to judge in this case have long since decided that I discovered the principle of anaesthesia, verified it by experiments on my own person, and by my prescription, also, made the application of it to surgery, in the highest sense of that term."

The passage displayed here lists Jackson’s history with anesthesia starting with the winter of 1841-1842.

Creator

Jackson, Charles T. (Charles Thomas), 1805-1880.

Source

A Manual of Etherization : Containing Directions for the Employment of Ether,
Chloroform, and Other Anaesthetic Agents by Inhalation, in Surgical Operations …


Publisher

Boston : Published for the Author by J. B. Mansfield

Date Created

1861

Is Part Of

A Manual of Etherization : Containing Directions for the Employment of Ether, Chloroform, and Other Anaesthetic Agents by Inhalation, in Surgical Operations …
(Boston : Published for the Author by J. B. Mansfield, 1861)

Format

text

Extent

2 printed pages, bound.

Language

English.

Type

text

Identifier

1.Fn.17, p. 22-23.

Bibliographic Citation

Jackson, Charles T. (Charles Thomas), 1805-1880. A manual of etherization : containing directions for the employment of ether, chloroform, and other anaesthetic agents by inhalation, in surgical operations, intended for military and naval surgeons, and all who may be exposed to surgical operations; with instructions for the preparation of ether and chloroform, and for testing them for impurities. Comprising, also, a brief history of the discovery of anaesthesia / By Chas. T. Jackson ... Boston, : J. B. Mansfield, 1861.

Provenance

From the Collections of the Boston Medical Library.

Files

Citation

Jackson, Charles T. (Charles Thomas), 1805-1880., “Charles T. Jackson Communicates the Ether Discovery,” Center for the History of Medicine: OnView, accessed September 21, 2017, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/18106.

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