Trials of a public benefactor, as illustrated in the discovery of etherization

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Title

Trials of a public benefactor, as illustrated in the discovery of etherization

Subject

Correspondence
Excerpts
Anesthesia
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Rice, Nathan P. (author)

Description

Commissioned by William T. G. Morton, Trials of a public benefactor attempts to provide support for his claim to precedence in the discovery of ether anesthesia. Here, as part of the story, Oliver Wendell Holmes coins the term in a letter to Morton written on November 21, 1846, shortly after the first public demonstrations at Massachusetts General Hospital. Holmes wrote,

Abstract

Excerpt from Trials of a public benefactor, as illustrated in the discovery of etherization by Nathan P. Rice in which Oliver Wendell Holmes coins the term "anesthesia"

Creator

Rice, Nathan P.

Publisher

Pudney and Russell

Date Created

1859

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (1.Mo.1)

References

Full text available online here through the Medical Heritage Library

Format

text

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002195

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes to the Boston Medical Library, 1889

Files

http://stage.collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002195_dref.jpg

Citation

Rice, Nathan P., “Trials of a public benefactor, as illustrated in the discovery of etherization,” OnView, accessed July 23, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6322.