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  • n. anaesthetization using ether

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The administration of ether to produce insensibility.
  • n. The state of the system under the influence of ether.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of administering ether as an anesthetic.
  • n. The state of the system when under the anesthetic influence of ether.
  • n. In chem., the process of producing ether; etherification.
  • n. Also spelled etherisation.


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  • Morton did indeed procure of the Academy of Sciences in Paris, a recognition of their joint claims to be regarded as the discoverers of etherization.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851

  • The section upon etherization, we presume, will serve as a specimen of

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851

  • I knew that some physicians had described a disease which they attributed to wireless, a sort of anemia with a marked diminution in the number of red corpuscles in the blood, due partly to the over etherization of the air by reason of the alternating currents used to generate the waves.

    The War Terror

  • But, still half-delirious, Stern tried again to stretch up his arms, to greet this singular being, even as a sick man recovering from etherization raves and half sees the nurses and doctors, yet dreams wild visions in the midst of pain.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • There are also two Congressional Reports on the question of the discovery of etherization, one for 1848, the other for 1852. 6

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume IV: Modern Development of the Chemical and Biological Sciences

  • Gioffredi (_Gazzetta degli Ospedali_, October 1, 1895) has shown that some hysterical symptoms, such as mutism, can be cured by etherization, thus loosening the control of the higher centres.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 The Evolution of Modesty; The Phenomena of Sexual Periodicity; Auto-Erotism

  • The mere touching of the pin caused the woman intense pain; even after etherization it was necessary to construct a special instrument to extract it.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • In a later memorial of the same general tenor, which Doctor Jackson forwarded to Baron Humboldt, he stated that he had applied to other dentists in Boston to make the experiment of etherization, but found them unwilling to take the risk; but the names of the dentists have never been made public, nor did any such appear afterwards to testify in Doctor

    Cambridge Sketches

  • In 1847 Dr. Mason Warren published a review of etherization, in which he makes this important statement:

    Cambridge Sketches

  • In considering the discovery of etherization we ought to eliminate all evidence of an _ex parte_ character, unless it is supported circumstantially; but there is no reason why we should disbelieve Mrs. Morton's statement that her husband made experiments with sulphuric ether; that his clothes smelt of it; and that he tried to persuade laboring-men to allow him to experiment upon them with it.

    Cambridge Sketches


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