Excerpt from Historical Memoranda Relative to the Discovery of Etherization, and to the Connection With It of the Late Dr. William T. G. Morton
The report of the Operations under ether spread every where with great rapidity. Able surgeons throughout the civilized world used e... therization with entire success, and proclaimed their belief in it, as one of the greatest boons ever vouchsafed to man. The name of Morton may, there fore, most properly be placed in all time by the side of the names of Jenner, Morse, Stephenson, and of other great benefactors of our race.
It is unnecessary to review all the evidence in regard to Dr. Morton's claim but the Committee cannot refrain from reproducing the concise, and, as it seems to them, unanswer able statement, made in a letter to Hon. R. C. Winthrop, Jan. 26, 1848, by Dr. H. J. Bigelow, who, more than any other, was conversant with the facts.
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