Unsuccessful cases of anesthesia by ether inhalation

Subject

Ether.
Anesthesia.

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.

Source

Some account of the first use of sulphuric ether by inhalation in surgical practice. [Boston, 1847].

Publisher

Publisher not identified.

Date Created

1847.

Format

text

Extent

8 printed pages, bound.

Language

English.

Type

text

Identifier

1.Mh.1847.H

Bibliographic Citation

Hayward, George, 1791-1863. Some account of the first use of sulphuric ether by inhalation in surgical practice. [Boston, 1847]

Provenance

From the Collections of the Library of Harvard Medical School.

Files

Citation

Hayward, George, 1791-1863., “Unsuccessful cases of anesthesia by ether inhalation,” Center for the History of Medicine: OnView, accessed October 23, 2017, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/18108.

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