"We Have Conquered Pain": A Celebration of Ether 1846-1996


Subject:
Diseases & Conditions , Medical Treatments & Devices , Pain Management , Pain

Description:
This site celebrates the 150th anniversary of "one of the greatest moments in medicine ... [when] William T.G. Morton, a Boston dentist, demonstrated the use of ether during surgery" at Massachusetts General Hospital. Features brief background about "the controversy surrounding four men who each claim to be the first to discover the means to prevent pain during surgery." Also includes a discussion of surgery before anesthesia and the development of anesthesia. From Massachusetts General Hospital.

Publisher:
Massachusetts General Hospital Neurosurgical Service

Language:
English

Source:
http://neurosurgery.mgh.harvard.edu/History/ether1.htm


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