"Inhalation of ether".; In: The London Medical Gazette. New Series. Vol. IV. John SNOW.

"Inhalation of ether".; In: The London Medical Gazette. New Series. Vol. IV

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1847. First edition. 8vo. Snow's paper is on pp. 158-59. Entire volume: [1], 1142 pp. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, black morocco lettering-pieces. Light rubbing / From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. Item #402194

Snow's first announcement forecasting the regulating inhaler that he described more fully later in the year in his pamphlet "On the inhalation of the vapour of ether in surgical operations'. Snow's early research concerned the physiology of respiration, which 'placed him in a favorable position when ether was introduced as an anesthetic in 1846... Snow at once began experimenting with the substance and invented an apparatus for its administration, based on physiological principles. He demonstrated its use at St. George's Hospital with so much smoothness and success that he was invited to work with Liston [the first surgeon to employ ether, during a leg amputation in December 1846], and later with most of the well-known surgeons of London. Rapidly Snow became the premier anesthetist of the country' (DSB). See Garrison-Morton-Norman 5658 and Norman 1965.

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