Written in Granite: An Illustrated History of the Ether Monument

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Rafael Ortega, MD, describes William Thomas Green Morton’s 1846 demonstration in Boston, the creation of the Ether Monument, and the circumstances that allowed anesthesia to flourish. 

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Few subjects in the annals of medicine are as enthralling as the origins of anesthesia. The centuries-long pursuit of a pain-relieving drug, the controversy surrounding the first documented demonstration of ether anesthesia, and the religious objections to its use make for a compelling tale. Rafael Ortega, a dedicated anesthesiologist and concerned citizen, will engage both lay readers and health care-professionals with these pages. He describes William Thomas Green Morton’s 1846 demonstration in Boston, the creation of the Ether Monument, and the circumstances that allowed anesthesia to flourish.