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LONG, Crawford Williamson

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An account of the first use of sulphuric ether by inhalation as an anaesthetic in surgical operations.

South med. surg. J., 5, 705-713, 1849.

There is no doubt that Long was the first successfully to use ether vapor as an anesthetic. This was on 30 March 1842, at Jefferson, Georgia. Unfortunately he did not publish his results until others, notably Morton, had independently introduced it. See also the biography of Long by Frances Long Taylor, New York, 1928.



Subjects: ANESTHESIA › Ether