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an American surgeon and pharmacist best known for his first use of inhaled sulfuric ether as an anesthetic. After observing the same physiological effects with diethyl ether ("ether") that Humphry Davy had described for nitrous oxide in 1800, Long used ether for the first time on March 30, 1842 to remove a tumor from the neck of a patient, James M. Venable. He administered sulfuric ether on a towel and simply had the patient inhale. He performed many other surgeries using this technique for the next few years, introducing the technique to his obstetrics practice as well.
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03/30/1842-First documented use of ether as an anesthetic, when James Venable has a tumor surgically removed from his neck by Dr. Crawford Long
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Crawford Long1815, Nov 11841
 
18781878, Jun 16

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