Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Isabel Legarda

  • Ghosts from the Ether Dome

    Isabel Legarda Belmont, Massachusetts, United States   The ether dome today. Author photo. On October 16, 1846, dentist William Morton successfully demonstrated the use of ether as an anesthetic inside Massachusetts General Hospital’s Bulfinch Pavilion. That day, now passed down to us as “Ether Day,” is often seen as a turning point for surgery both…