Thursday, April 28, 2011

Zuma Fact: #143: Anesthesia!

In 1846, American dentist William T. G. Morton (1819-1868) used ether instead of whiskey for painless tooth extraction. Soon after another doctor followed his example and painlessly removed a tumor from a patient’s neck.

After these events, that medical procedure spread to all parts of the world and was named anesthesia.

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