Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Nathan P. Rice

  • “Gentlemen! This is no humbug.”

    Summer A. NiaziJack E. RiggsMorgantown, West Virginia, United States The words “Gentlemen! This is no humbug” is one of the most famous statements in the history of medicine.1 They were supposedly uttered by the surgeon John Collins Warren on October 16, 1846, following the first public demonstration of an operation using ether inhalation anesthesia. Yet…