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Mr. President and Members of the Kings County Medical Association:—It is provided by the by-laws of this Association that "at the February meeting each year the nine o'clock hour shall be devoted to an address from the president of the preceding year, upon the progress made during the year in that branch of the medical art or science in which he may have been specially interested." It is therefore in accordance with a free interpretation of the above by-law that a paper is presented for your consideration on the subject of ether anaesthesia, which may properly be classed among the medical arts; but, if I confined myself to the strict letter of the law, it is quite certain that I shall fail to present anything that can properly be considered to represent progress made during the year. It is not always certain at the close of a year what progress
RUSHMORE JD. ETHER ANÆSTHESIA.Read before the Kings County Medical Association, February 9, 1892.. JAMA. 1892;XVIII(12):343–347. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411160001001