Ether Day: The Strange Tale of America's Greatest Medical Discovery and the Haunted Men Who Made It / Edition 1

Ether Day: The Strange Tale of America's Greatest Medical Discovery and the Haunted Men Who Made It / Edition 1

by J.M. Fenster, J. M. Fenster
     
 

ISBN-10: 0060933178

ISBN-13: 9780060933173

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

On Friday, October 16, 1846, only one operation was scheduled at Massachusetts General Hospital....

That day in Boston, the operation was the routine removal of a growth from a man's neck. But one thing would not be routine: instead of using pulleys, hooks, and belts to subdue a patient writhing in pain, this crucial operation would be the first

Overview

On Friday, October 16, 1846, only one operation was scheduled at Massachusetts General Hospital....

That day in Boston, the operation was the routine removal of a growth from a man's neck. But one thing would not be routine: instead of using pulleys, hooks, and belts to subdue a patient writhing in pain, this crucial operation would be the first performed under a general anesthetic. No one knew whether the secret concoction would work. Some even feared it might kill the patient.

This engrossing book chronicles what happened that day and during its dramatic aftermath. In a vivid history that is stranger than fiction, Ether Day tells the story of the three men who converged to invent the first anesthesia –– and the war of ego and greed that soon sent all three men spiraling wildly out of control.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060933173
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Harper Perennial Series
Edition description:
First Perennial Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
511,892
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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