Simpson JY. Anæsthesia, or, The employment of chloroform and ether in surgery, midwifery, etc., 1849.
Catalog Record: Simpson JY. Anæsthesia, or, The employment of chloroform and ether in surgery, midwifery, etc., 1849.
Title: Anaesthesia, or, The employment of chloroform and ether in surgery, midwifery, etc. / by J. Y. Simpson.
Author: Simpson, James Young, Sir, 1811-1870.
WLM Call Number: WO 277 S613 1849 RB
Accession NO.: Copy 1, 2075 ; Copy 2, 2076 ; Copy 3, RB9332
Publisher: Philadelphia : Lindsay & Blakiston, 1849.
Physical Description: xv, -248 p. ; 24 cm.
Provenance: Copy 1 with inscription “Robert Henry Ferguson, Boston, Mass, 1871 – from Dr. Benjamin E. Gotting — See Chapter VI for mortality-comparisons in surgery anaesthesia versus no anaesthesia.”
Subject: Ether, Sulphuric.
Subject: Anesthesia, Local.
Subject: Anesthesia, Obstetrical.
Subject: Anesthesia, Inhalation.
Type of Trace: Short Title
Title: Anaesthesia in surgery and midwifery.
Content Notes: Part I Anaesthesia in surgery — Part II Anaesthesia in midwifery — Part II On the nature and powers of various anaesthetic agents — Local Anaesthesia (including chapter IV Answer to the objections to anaesthesia in midwifery, adduced by professor Meigs of Philadelphia).
General Notes: This work is a collection of previously published essays and lectures presented and collected by the author for publication in America.
General Notes: “Anaesthesia in surgery and midwifery”–Spine.
General Notes: Copy 1 with inscriptions, “This volume contains the answers of Sir James Y. Simpson himself to the religious objections raised in Scotland, England and America against the use of anaesthesia in Obstetrics,” and “See Chapter VI for mortality comparisons in surgery anaesthesia versus no anaesthetic.”
General Notes: Conservation work to copy 4 by Scott Kellar, summer, 2011: Deacidified. Cloth cover with printed paper label.
General Notes: Copy 1 donated to ASA by Robert Henry Ferguson, 1937. Copy 3 donated to the Wood Library Museum by Dr. Arthur S. Keats, 3/12/1992.
General Notes: Simpson devoted a substantial part of his writings to counter objections of obstetric anesthesia on religious grounds by quoting and interpreting Scripture in favor of its application. Medically, he reported that anesthesia in midwifery was beneficial to both the mother and the child.
General Notes: Digitized by Northern Micrographics March 10, 2010. Copy 1.
Note Bib: Footnotes.