Lot 163 of 302:
Charles Jackson tries to take credit for discovery of anesthetic use of ether  

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$300 - $500

Title:
Report to the House of Representatives of the United States of America, Vindicating the Rights of Charles T. Jackson to the Discovery of the Anaesthetic Effects of Ether Vapor and Disproving the Claims of W. T. G. Morton to that Discovery

Author:
Stanly, Edward and Alexander Evans

Place:
[Washington]

Publisher:
Printed by the Authority of the Minority of the Committee

Date:
[1852]

Description:

57 pages. (8vo) original printed wrappers. 

Inscribed by Charles Jackson on front of wrapper.  A dissenting opinion to the committee's findings that W. T. G. Morton had priority in the discovery of the use of ether as an anaesthetic.

One of the interesting chapters in the life of Charles Thomas Jackson (1805-1880), brother-in-law of Rlaph Waldo Emerson, a prominent physician, scientist and geologist, who had a disturbing tendency to claim a discovery after it was announced by another.


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Condition:
Covers detached; signatures separating; text very good.


 
Item number:
303456
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