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GWATHMEY, James Tayloe

2 entries
  • 5699

Oil-ether anaesthesia.

N. Y. med. J., 98, 1101-04, 1913.

Gwathmey produced anesthesia by injection into the rectum of liquid ether with olive oil dissolved in it (synergistic anesthesia). Faulconer & Keys report that by 1930 Gwathmey was able to report 20,000 successful cases of the use of rectal ether in midwifery.

  • 5699.1


New York: Appleton, 1914.

Gwathmey was one of the first physicians in the United States to specialize exclusively in anesthesiology. This work includes (p. 334) a description of his nitrous oxide-oxygen-ether apparatus.

Subjects: ANESTHESIA, ANESTHESIA › Ether, ANESTHESIA › Nitrous Oxide