Ether Day

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

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Book (01 Jan 2001) | English

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Details how three men--an ingenious dentist from Boston, his brilliant colleague from Harvard, and a mentally unstable geologist--combined efforts and pioneered the use of ether, an event that put an end to pain during surgery.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780060195236
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Edition
DEWEY: 617.96097309034
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 278
Weight: 450g
Height: 218mm
Width: 150mm
Spine width: 25mm