Massachusetts General Hospital. The Semi-Centennial of Anaesthesia, October 16, 1846 – October 16, 1896.
Catalog Record: Massachusetts General Hospital. The Semi-Centennial of Anaesthesia, October 16, 1846 – October 16, 1896.
Title: The semi-centennial of anaesthesia : October 16, 1846, October 16, 1896.
Corp. Author: Massachusetts General Hospital.
WLM Call Number: WO 211 AM4 M414 1897 RB
Accession NO.: 943
Publisher: Boston : Massachusetts General Hospital, 1897.
Physical Description: 95 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm.
Provenance: Copy 2 donated to the WLM by Dr. Arthur S. Keats.
Subject: Anesthesia – history – addresses, essays, lectures.
Subject: Surgery – history.
Abstract: A collection of essays and a poem published by the Massachusetts General Hospital commemorating the semi-centennial of the first public demonstration of surgical anesthesia.
Content Notes: Address of welcome / by C.H. Dalton — Reminiscences of 1846 / by R.T. Davis — Surgery before the days of anaesthesia / by J. Ashhurst — What has anaesthesia done for surgery / by D.W. Cheever — Relation of anaesthesia and obstetrics / by J.P. Reynolds — The influence of anaesthesia upon medical science / by W.H. Welch — The surgery of the future / by C. McBurney — The birth and death of pain : a poem / by S. W. Mitchell — Remarks / of Lord Playfair — Appendix: Hospital record of the first public administration of ether. Account of an eye-witness [Washington Ayer]. Letters from invited guests.
General Notes: Copy 3 donated to the WLM from the Calverley Estate.
General Notes: Copy 5 donated to the WLM from the Dr. John B. Stetson Estate, 6/7/1994.
General Notes: Digitized by Northern Micrographics January 8, 2009.
General Notes: Copy 4 with bookplate of Massachusetts General Hospital Ether Centenary October 16th 1946.