anesthetic ether

an·es·thet·ic e·ther

general designation for many ethers.
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an·es·thet·ic eth·er

(anes-thetik ēthĕr)
General designation for many ethers.
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I became interested in the story of Long and ether while I was teaching 'History of Psychology' in a building at the University of Georgia that bore a plaque commemorating Long's discovery of anesthetic ether. The textbook I was using did not mention Long but credited Thomas Morton of Boston.
General's claim for the 'first public demonstration' of the use of anesthetic ether. Long's use of anesthetic ether in 1842 was conducted in his public access office, and he had six witnesses.