Bigelow HJ. A history of the discovery of modern anæsthesia (A Century of American Medicine, January 1876).
Catalog Record: Bigelow HJ. A history of the discovery of modern anæsthesia (A Century of American Medicine, January 1876).
Title: [Tear-out from] A century of American medicine, 1776-1876 ; Practical medicine / by Edward H. Clarke ; A history of the discovery of modern anaesthesia / by Henry J. Bigelow.
Author: Bigelow, Henry Jacob, 1818-1890.
Author: Clarke, Edward H. (Edward Hammond), 1820-1877.
WLM Call Number: WO 211 E81 B592h 1876 RB
Accession NO.: 904
Publisher: [Philadelphia : H.C. Lea, 1876].
Physical Description: 57 p. [127-184] ; 22 cm.
Subject: History of Medicine – United States.
Subject: Ether Controversy – letter.
Subject: Anesthesia – history.
Abstract: Clarke discusses the history of practical medicine. Bigelow’s identifies the requisites of a true discovery as completeness, inevitability, and safety. He discusses these requirements within the context of the Ether Controversy and concludes that only Morton satisfied all three criteria.
Content Notes: This is a tear-out from A Century of American Medicine. It includes the first two articles from the book: Practical Medicine / by Edward H. Clarke — A history of the discovery of modern anaesthesia / by Henry J. Bigelow.
General Notes: Includes a facsimile of a letter from Horace Wells to William T.G. Morton dated October 20, 1846, which is tucked between pages 168 and 169.
General Notes: A copy of the full-text of the 1876 edition is shelved at WZ 70 AA1 C397 1876 RB ; Copies of two full-text reprints are shelved at WZ 70 AA1 C397 1962 RB.
General Notes: In a protective wrapper.
General Notes: Digitized by Northern Micrographics January 8, 2009.