ether inhaler, patent model

ether inhaler, patent model

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Augustus Addison Gould (1805-1866) was a New England physician and naturalist. William Thomas Green Morton (1819-1868) was a dentist and physician who, in 1846, demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic. Working together, the two men designed an apparatus for inhaling ether. This is the model they submitted with their patent application.
Ref: Augustus A. Gould and William T. G. Morton, “Apparatus for Inhaling Ether, Etc.,” U.S. Patent 5,365 (November 13, 1847).
Location
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Object Name
Inhaler, Ether
ether inhaler
ether inhaler, patent model
Other Terms
Inhaler, Ether; Medicine
date made
ca 1847
patent date
1847-12-13
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 10 1/8 in x 3 3/4 in; 22.86 cm x 25.7175 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
MG.M-04291
catalog number
M-04291
accession number
89797
patent number
5,365
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National Museum of American History
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