London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
MORTON, William Thomas Green (1819-1868). Remarks on the Proper Mode of Administering Sulphuric Ether by Inhalation. Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1847. 12° (156 x 94mm). Half title (half title a little soiled, light waterstaining in lower and upper margin, some even browning). Modern quarter calf, marbled boards. Provenance: THE NORMAN COPY (book-label).
FIRST EDITION OF 'ONE OF THE SCARCEST OF MORTON'S PAMPHLETS ON ETHER' (Norman). Morton issued his first formal statement on the technique of etherization in the Lancet (July 1847). 'Morton announced that his method of producing anaesthesia was obtained by the inhalation of sulphuric ether. He subsequently gave up a lucrative practice in order to devote himself to the study of surgical anaesthesia and the dissemination of information concerning it' (Garrison-Morton). EXTREMELY RARE. Fulton and Stanton IV.22; Garrison-Morton 5653; Grolier Medicine 64c; Norman 1556.
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