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June 26, 1897

The Semi-Centennial of Anesthesia, Oct. 16, 1846—Oct. 16, 1896.

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Boston, Mass., General Hospital, 1897.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(26):1251-1252. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440260045019

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Abstract

We have already adverted to the Semi-Centennial of Anesthesia as celebrated by the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in October last (See Journal, Vol. xxvii, p. 768), and we now have a handsome book, printed on Japan paper, exquisitely finished, having for its frontispiece a picture of the old Hospital and immediately following the title a reduced copy of the invitation to attend the exercises and a reproduction of all papers read on that occasion, which were as follows:

  1. Address of welcome by Charles H. Dalton, President of the Massachusetts General Hospital.

  2. Reminiscences of 1846 by Robert T. Davis, M.D., Fall River.

  3. Surgery before the days of anesthesia, by John Ashhurst, M.D., LL.D., of Philadelphia.

  4. What has anesthesia done for surgery, by David W. Cheever, M.D., LL.D., of Boston.

  5. Relation of anesthesia and obstetrics, by John P. Reynolds of Boston.

  6. The influence of anesthesia upon medical science by W. H.

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