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This volume, appearing on the occasion of the centenary celebration of the first administration of ether, takes its place beside a host of similar publications off the press this year. The first six chapters, devoted largely to the very early use of pain-relieving herbs, contain little that has not been well covered elsewhere. The chapters on Humphry Davy and the little-known rôle of Henry Hickman in the development of gaseous anesthesia are, however, a valuable contribution. Five chapters are devoted to Long, Wells, Jackson and Morton and the ether controversy. These are followed by an interesting section of four chapters
Victory Over Pain. A History of Anesthesia.. Ann Intern Med. ;26:309. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-2-309_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(2):309.
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