Letter : Hartford, to Dr. Morton, [Boston], Oct. 20, 1846.

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Letter : Hartford, to Dr. Morton, [Boston], Oct. 20, 1846.

Comments on the first use of William Morton's anesthesia device. Morton, a Boston dentist and former partner of Wells was one of the first to use ether as an anesthesia. In 1846, just two years after Horace Wells' anesthetic success with nitrous oxide, Dr. William Morton (1819-68), constructed the first anesthetic machine. Morton's machine was first tested on Oct. 16, 1846.

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Wells, Horace, 1815-1848

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Dentist of Hartford, Conn. From the description of Papers, 1839-1860. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35663716 ...

Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868

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Physician, one of the first to discover the anesthetic properties of ether. From the description of Papers, 1853 and undated. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35230311 ...