Etherization, with Surgical Remarks

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Title

Etherization, with Surgical Remarks

Subject

Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856
Title pages
Anesthesia

Description

Following the first public operation with ether anesthesia, Dr. John Collins Warren began to assemble data from over 200 surgical cases to promote the discovery, hoping to change "the slow progress of the practice of etherization in this country beyond the vicinity of its first introduction, compared with its rapid extension on the other side of the Atlantic."

This copy of Etherization was presented by John Collins Warren to poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), then on the faculty of Harvard College. Longfellow said, "I rejoice that such a calm, dispassionate and firm approval of the great discovery should appear from your pen to cheer the timid, and convince the skeptical. The words you have spoken will have great weight for you speak with authority, and have an indisputable right to speak." Longfellow, too, had a right to speak as, just a year earlier, his wife, Fanny, became the first woman in the United States to undergo childbirth with anesthesia.

Abstract

Title page of John Collins Warren's (1778-1856) Etherization, with Surgical Remarks

Creator

Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856

Publisher

William D. Ticknor and Company

Date Created

1848

Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Library of the Harvard Medical Library (1.Mw.1848.W)

Format

text

Extent

1 title page

Language

English

Type

text

Provenance

Bequest of Dr. John Warren to the Harvard Medical Library, 1928

Files

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Collection

Citation

Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856, “Etherization, with Surgical Remarks,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed October 2, 2022, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12773.

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