October 16 1846 CE – William T.G. Morton Demonstrates Surgical Anesthesia

October 16 1846 CE – William T.G. Morton Demonstrates Surgical AnesthesiaRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Though a necessary part of surgical procedures of any kind today, the idea of anesthesia was considered somewhat of a hoax until October 16, 1846. That day, in an operating room at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, William T.G. Morton put a man under using ether in order for the patient to have a tumor removed. For Morton, the journey to acclaim had been a long and winding road. He began his career as a salesman before moving to Maryland to study dentistry in 1840. While there, he created a more efficient means […]