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This book, after a brief introduction which outlines and correlates the body of the text, presents a detailed account of the history of inhalation anesthesia from the middle of the 16th century to the beginning of the modern era in the first decade of the 20th century.
The author, after touching upon the early experiments of Harvey and von Helmont on the physiology of respiration, discusses briefly the discoveries of oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, etc., and then enlarges upon the important work of W. T. G. Morton, James Simpson, Horace Wells and Crawford Long. Following this, and in great
The Development of Inhalation Anesthesia (with Special Reference to the Years 1846-1900).. Ann Intern Med. 1948;29:752–753. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-4-752_4
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