Interesting Medical Facts vs. Myths

Interesting News from Chronicle of American: Ether -method of surgical anesthesia in the past

Boston. Oct. 16th, 1846, Dr. William T.G. Morton provided convincing proof that painless surgery is possible.  Dr. Morton, a dentist and student at Harvard Medical School, used ether gas to render a patient unconscious so that a facial tumor could be removed in a historic operation at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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As people found safer and more effective anesthetics, ether declined in its usage as surgery anesthetic, and they are no longer used in surgery today.

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