On October 16, 1846 (“Ether Day”) William T. G. Morton and surgeon John Collins Warren made anesthesia history at Massachusetts General Hospital with the successful use of diethyl ether “anaesthesia” to prevent pain during surgery. Since this historic milestone, advancements in anesthesia administration and newer anesthetics led to the medical specialty of anesthesiology in the early 20th century.
Celebrate the 175th anniversary of Ether Day with these limited edition commemorative bottle accessories! For a donation of $175 or more you will receive BOTH the WLM bottle opener and bottle stopper, both in the shape of the FAMOUS Morton Inhaler. Click HERE to make your donation. They make great gifts so be sure to order more for your colleagues and friends. Thank you for your support of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.