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Title

Bottle of Sulphuric Ether

Description

Sulphuric ether, or diethyl ether, was a popular choice for the administration of general anaesthesia. The first demonstration of the anaesthetic properties of sulphuric ether occurred in 1846 by William T.G. Morton, an American dentist. Before this time, inhaling chloroform was the common mode of relieving pain during an operation, however the dosage had to be just right so as not to kill the patient.

Creator

Apothecaries Hall, Edinburgh

Date

c. Unknown

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass

Bottle of Sulphuric Ether

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Glass

Files

medicine chest 17.jpg

Collection

Citation

Apothecaries Hall, Edinburgh, “Bottle of Sulphuric Ether,” Heritage, accessed December 19, 2018, https://heritage.rcpsg.ac.uk/items/show/185.