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Though ether may not spring to mind in a search for the greatest medical discovery the description of su Ether Day tells the stranger than fiction story of the men who were involved the invention of ether The subject matter is fascinating it s wild to think about life before anesthetics and how much medical practice truly changed with stronger solutions to pain We really take for granted that anesthesia is safe and accessible There s a heavy focus on the legal aspects of the discovery if you re interested in the history of patent law this ll be a great read for you and also the lesser known aspects of the lives of the men who claimed to discover it You won t find anything about William T G Morton s early days as a con man through cursory research for instance This is also a delightful read if you re a medical history nerd who comes from Boston Many of the places from institutions to streets mentioned are still around todayWhile I liked the book overall I had trouble getting into Fenster s writing style I wouldn t say it s dry but the book didn t grab me uite as firmly as some of the other medical histories I ve read It s difficult to put my finger on This didn t spoil the book by any means but it just wasn t a page turner for me

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Ether Day The Strange Tale of America's Greatest Medical Discovery and the Haunted Men Who Made It

Tells of the three men responsible for bringing ether to the world and details their bitter falling out Ether Day is a fascinating look at the history of anesthesia even if you re not an anesthesiologist Think about it the first clinical use of general anesthesia in the surgical arena was just over 150 years ago This is an amusing and educational look at the history of what is arguably the most important medical advancement in the history of mankind This book will interest anyone who has ever had surgery plans to have surgery has an interest in medicine or history or just likes to know stuff

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Rgery before ether at the beginning of this book will make a strong case for it This fascinating account This showed up in a monthly library magazine and caught my eye Had to be ordered through inter library loan and came from Western Pennsylvania A slow sometimes monotonous read I found the medical history a bit tedious at times but informing What I find interesting is that Ether is a preferred gas well into the 21st century


10 thoughts on “Ether Day The Strange Tale of America's Greatest Medical Discovery and the Haunted Men Who Made It

  1. says:

    Ether Day tells the stranger than fiction story of the men who were involved the invention of ether The subject matter is fascinating it's wild to think about life before anesthetics and how much medical practice truly changed with stronger solutions to pain We really take for granted that anesthesia is safe and accessible There's a heavy

  2. says:

    This review originally appeared on my blog at wwwgimmethatbookcomThanks to the author for gifting me this book for reviewETHER DAY is meticulously researched; the characters are brought to life via the detailed descriptions of their lives and mental statesTo think that people were operated on with no care for their pain yet Laughing Gas et

  3. says:

    Really interesting was psyched that on page 5 they introduce William Morton as one of the men responsible for figuring out how to use ether for surgery since Morton is a family name and there's a chance he's a distant relative Until they reveal that he was wanted in 5 states for fraud and spends the whole book trying to get credit for something he likely didn't have much to do with discovering I have to admire

  4. says:

    Interesting historical perspective on the discovery of anesthesia especially considering all of the other famous people involved including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Samuel Morse

  5. says:

    This showed up in a monthly library magazine and caught my eye Had to be ordered through inter library loan and came from Western Pennsylvania A slow sometimes monotonous read I found the medical history a bit tedious at times but informing What I find interesting is that Ether is a preferred gas well into the 21st century

  6. says:

    This book by American Heritage magazine columnist and New York Times contributor Julie M Fenster is a remarkable account of the histor

  7. says:

    I uite liked this book unexpectedly lent to me Having read a fair amount of non fiction history I thought the author did a pretty good job at bringing the main characters to life Ether Day was almost a minor role in what played out for many years between the men who wanted to be acknowledged as the person who introduced ether to the medical world The stories of the men and their personalities were uite vivid and surprisingly dr

  8. says:

    I first heard about this book on NPR in 2001 The story was fascinating a conman dentist made one of the most revolutionar

  9. says:

    Ether Day is a fascinating look at the history of anesthesia even if you’re not an anesthesiologist Think about it the fi

  10. says:

    Fairly interesting a tangled tale about three men all of whom claimed the invention of ether The book interweaves the tale of the three men with information on surgical procedures of the time Needless to say the development of anesthesia was an incredible boon I'd have preferred medical information however than biographical information