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"LMG: Editorial on the significance of inhaling "the vapour of ether.""

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London Medical Gazette
(8 January 1847): 68-69.

PDF from photocopy, courtesy of the Taubman Medical Library, University of Michigan. Only a few extracts are transcribed below; entire editorial available in the PDF.

The employment of the vapour of ether for the purpose of destroying sensibility to pain during the performance of surgical operations is now becoming almost universal. . . .

[regarding the attempt to patent this process]: We do not deny that there is some utility in this discovery, but we doubt whether it possesses that novelty which should entitle it to a patent. . . .

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