Morton WTG. To surgeons and physicians, 1846.
Catalog Record: Morton WTG. To surgeons and physicians, 1846.
Title: To surgeons and physicians.
Author: Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868.
WLM Call Number: WO 211 E81 M891s 1846 RB
Accession NO.: 9046
Publisher: Boston : [s.n.], .
Physical Descrip 1 broadside ; 24 x 16 cm.
Subject: Ether Controversy – letter.
Subject: Anesthesia – history.
Subject: Morton, W. T. G. (William Thomas Green), 1819-1868.
Abstract: This broadside is considered Morton’s first printed document on anesthesia addressed to surgeons and physicians. In this announcement, Morton conceals the identity of ether referring to it as a “compound” instead.
General Notes: Digitized by Northern Mictrographics August 25, 2008.
General Notes: Signed: W.T.G. Morton, Dentist, No. 19, Tremont Row, Boston.
General Notes: The first printed notice relating to surgical anesthesia (Fulton-Stanton Catalogue p.40). Intended to be folded and addressed on the verso for mailing. Some copies of this broadside where addressed and mailed to physicians and surgeons practicing at the time. Others , including the WLM copy, appear to be unmailed copies.