Papers, 1871, July 21-Aug. 9, Boston.


Papers, 1871, July 21-Aug. 9, Boston.

ALS and two clippings. The first clipping puts forth W. T. G. Morton's claim to the discovery of the anaesthetic properties of ether. In a letter to Joseph Hale Abbot, Jackson remarks bitterly on this public campaign, led by Drs. Bowditch and Bigelow. Jackson counters in the second clipping with his own claim to the discovery, as substantiated by several foreign juries.

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