James Robinson's Ether Inhaler

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Alternative Title

Diagram of an Ether Inhaler

Subject

Ether.
Anesthesia.
Robinson, James, 1813-1862.

Description

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 19, 1846, and was the first use of ether anesthesia in England. Robinson published this pamphlet of experiments, with a diagram and description of the inhaling apparatus, along with accounts of surgical operations in early 1847.

Creator

Robinson, James, 1813-1862.

Source

A Treatise on the Inhalation of the Vapour of Ether,
for the Prevention of Pain in Surgical Operations

Publisher

London : Webster and Co.

Date Created

1847

Is Part Of

A Treatise on the Inhalation of the Vapour of Ether,
for the Prevention of Pain in Surgical Operations (London : Webster and Co., 1847)

Format

image

Extent

1 printed diagram, bound.

Language

English.

Type

image

Identifier

RD86.E8R56

Bibliographic Citation

Robinson, James, 1813-1862. A Treatise on the Inhalation of the Vapour of Ether, for the Prevention of Pain in Surgical Operations (London : Webster and Co., 1847), p. 17.

Provenance

Formerly in the library of Oliver Wendell Holmes. From the Library of Harvard Medical School.

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Citation

Robinson, James, 1813-1862., “James Robinson's Ether Inhaler,” Center for the History of Medicine: OnView, accessed June 24, 2018, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/18186.

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