First use of anaesthetics in France
by
Zimmer M.
Hist Sci Med. 2000 Jul-Sep;34(3):231-48.


ABSTRACT

Francis Willis Fisher (1821-1877), son of Freeman Fisher (1787-1860) and Mary Godfrey Bronson (1802-1885), was the nephew of the painter Alvan Fisher (1792-1863) and of the physician John Dix Fisher (1797-1850). At the beginning of December 1846, having made an appointment with a Parisian dentist for the extraction of a tooth, F. Willis Fisher resolved to experiment the new application of sulphuric ether. The dental office where he went with other professional men could have been that of his American colleague, Christopher Starr Brewster (1799-1870). Brewster was a pioneer in the field of anaesthesia. On 22 January 1847, he successfully administered the ether to his patients. Brewster was a friend of the dentist Horace Wells (1815-1848) and of James Henry Bennet (1816-1891), Vice-President of the Parisian Medical Society (1841-1843), then the Physician-Accoucheur to the Western General Dispensary of London (1845-1850). On 8 June 1848, Brewster married Anna Maria Bennet. Two children were born from this union: Henry Bennet Brewster and Mary Catherine Brewster.
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