Ether Day: The Strange Tale of America's Greatest Medical Discovery and the Haunted Men Who Made it [Kõva köide]

  • Formaat: Hardback, 256 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 218x150x25 mm, kaal: 450 g, illustrations
  • Ilmumisaeg: 19-Sep-2001
  • Kirjastus: HarperCollins
  • ISBN-10: 0060195231
  • ISBN-13: 9780060195236
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  • Formaat: Hardback, 256 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 218x150x25 mm, kaal: 450 g, illustrations
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  • Kirjastus: HarperCollins
  • ISBN-10: 0060195231
  • ISBN-13: 9780060195236
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When a surgeon cuts, the patient does not feel any pain. Today we take this for granted, but for generations surgery was constrained by the unbearable agony that went with it -- until three ill-fated heroes changed the course of medicine in 1846. After people had searched for a surgical painkiller for thousands of years, the first use of ether finally came about through a combination of coincidence, character, and circumstance, as a cunning Boston dentist crossed paths with an inventive colleague from Hartford and a brilliant, mentally unstable geologist. The result was Ether Day -- a watershed moment that was joyously celebrated around the world for putting an end to pain in surgery. What followed, though, was a battle so bitter, it sent all three men spiraling out of control.

In her remarkable and engrossing book, Julie M. Fenster has written a vivid history that is stranger than fiction. Ether Day is the vivid story of an American legend propelled by opportunism, glory, frustration, and tragedy.

List of Illustrations
ix
Prologue The Laughing-Gas Joke 1(4)
Ether Day
5(16)
A Blank Whirlwind of Emotion
21(12)
The Hilarity Before Ether Day
33(20)
The Entertainment Is Scientific
53(12)
Unwilling Collaboration
65(12)
Silence in the Dome
77(4)
The Confidence Man
81(14)
Next What?
95(11)
Power Struggle
106(11)
A World Waiting
117(7)
Repelled by a Common Moment
124(4)
Charles Jackson's Universe
128(18)
Horace Wells in Paris
146(18)
Chlory
164(12)
All Alone at the Tombs
176(11)
In the Lobby of the Willard Hotel
187(14)
Emerson's Wife's Brother
201(12)
Morton's Civil War
213(13)
Poison in the Beams
226(4)
In Dr. Jackson's Scrapbook
230(10)
Epilogue Since Ether Day 240(3)
Endnotes 243(22)
Selected Bibliography 265(2)
Acknowledgments 267(2)
Index 269