The Operation on Eben Frost
On September 30, Jackson suggested to Morton that he try using sulphuric ether inhaled through a handkerchief for his patients, and Morton then proceeded to experiment on himself, experiencing an unconscious state for several minutes.
That same evening, Eben H. Frost appeared with a toothache and consented to an experiment. Morton was assisted by Grenville G. Hayden, with a newspaper reporter, Albert G. Tenney, also in attendance. The following day, the Boston Daily Journal reported on the extraction of Frost’s tooth “without giving him the slightest pain.”