Bigelow HJ. Ether and chloroform : a compendium of their history, surgical use, dangers, and discovery, 1848.
Catalog Record: Bigelow HJ. Ether and chloroform : a compendium of their history, surgical use, dangers, and discovery, 1848.
Title: Ether and chloroform : a compendium of their history, surgical use, dangers, and discovery / by Henry J. Bigelow.
Author: Bigelow, Henry Jacob, 1818-1890.
WLM Call Number: WO 211 E81 B592e 1848 RB
Accession NO.: Copy 1, 1941 ; Copy 2, RB8826 ; Copy 3, RB9315
Publisher: Boston : David Clapp, Printer, 1848.
Physical Description: 27, 18 p. ; 24 cm.
Document Type: Journal Reprint
Provenance: Inscribed on title page of copy 2: Prof. Pierce with the respects of H. J. Bigelow.
Subject: Ether, Sulphuric.
Subject: Ether Controversy – letter.
Subject: Anesthesia – history.
Type of Trace: Cover Title
Title: Ether and chloroform : their discovery and physiological effects.
Abstract: “Ether and chloroform…” discusses the philosophical definitions of discovery and invention with justifications for Morton’s claim to the discovery of ether. The second paper, “Anaesthetic agents…,” is a
scientific discussion of the signs and stages of anesthesia.
Content Notes: This publication contains reprints of two articles; “Ether and chloroform : their discovery and physiological effects” [originally published in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, volume 38, number 12 & 13, pages 229-237, 254-266 (1848)] and “Anaesthetic agents : their mode of exhibition and physiological effects” [extracted from the Transactions of the Am. Med. Assn., vol.1, (1848)].
General Notes: Copy 3 donated to the Wood Library Museum by Dr. Elliott V. Miller, 10/26/1991 ; copy 3 in protective inclosure.
General Notes: Inside cover of copy 5 inscribed with: Boston, April 7 1993, For Roy Fink on his visit to the BML, Richard J Wolf, Roy Vandam.
General Notes: Copies 6 and 7 are shelved at Pam WO 211 E81 B592e 1848 RB. “Pam” in the call number indicates that this item is stored in the RBR pamphlet area in an archival box, by call number ; Copy 6 donated to the WLM by Dr. Jacob Mainzer, 9/26/1990.
General Notes: Digitized by Northern Micrographics March 24, 2009.