Clover's portable regulating ether inhaler (1877).
A notable one hundredth anniversary
Atkinson RS, Boulton TB.
Anaesthesia. 1977 Nov-Dec;32(10):1033-6.
ABSTRACTThe 100th anniversary of the first description of the 'portable regulating ether-inhaler' by Joseph T. Clover (1825-1882) is recalled. The importance of this piece of apparatus in the development of British anaesthesia is considered and the techniques of its use are outlined. Clover's personal portable inhaler is described and illustrated.
John Collins Warren
Chloroform mask (c.1865)
Crawford Williamson Long
Anaesthesia/16th October 1846
Controlling the depth of anaesthesia
The history of anaesthesia apparatus
William T.G. Morton and "The Great Moment"
First use of anaesthetics in different countries
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The Good Drug Guide
The Abolitionist Project
The Hedonistic Imperative
The Reproductive Revolution
Critique of Huxley's Brave New World