Charlton Morton Centennial Photograph

This photograph was taken at the Morton Centennial Celebration in Charlton, Massachusetts, on October 15, 1946. The event honored Charlton native, William T. G. Morton, M.D. (1819-1868.) One hundred years earlier, Dr. Morton gave the first successful public demonstration of modern surgical anesthesia. The photo is part of the Sidney C. Wiggin, M.D. Collection. Dr. Wiggin was one of the speakers at this event. Another was John S. Lundy, M.D., then President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.