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"Observations on the vapour of ether, and its application to prevent pain in surgical operations."

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(13 February 1847)

PDF courtesy of Google and the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (Boston, MA).

"Medical Societies," Lancet 1 (27 February 1847): 227-28.

Minutes of Snow's presentation at the Westminster Medical Society. It begins, "He said, that as the vapour occupied space when mixed with the air, it might be supposed that its action was partly due to its excluding a great deal of oxygen of the air and causing a kind of asphyxia; such, however, was not the case . . ." [227]".

Remainder of the minutes have not been transcribed. Please consult the PDF.

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