Ether as Anesthesia: Thank You, William Morton

September 30, 2011 | posted in: Tech Chronicles | by

Technology that Shapes Our Lives September 30, 1846 Dentist, William Morton, was the first to publicly use ether to anesthetize a patient in Boston. His bold step eventually lead to the widespread use of ether for surgical anesthesia. Morton’s first successful public demonstration of ether as an inhalation anesthetic was such an historic and widely..

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