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1778, Aug 11801-18561856, May 4
an American surgeon. In 1846 he gave permission to William T.G. Morton to provide ether anesthesia while Warren performed a minor surgical procedure. News of this first public demonstration of surgical anesthesia quickly circulated around the world. He was a founder of the New England Journal of Medicine and was the third president of the American Medical Association. He was the first Dean of Harvard Medical School and a founding member of the Massachusetts General Hospital.
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10/16/1846-Now-famous demonstration of ether -- Dr. John Collins Warren painlessly removes a tumor from the neck of Edward Gilbert Abbott at Massachusetts General Hospital
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John Collins Warren1778, Aug 11801
 
18561856, May 4

George Bass1771, Jan 301789
 
1803unknown
 a British naval surgeon and explorer of Australia. At the age of 18 he was accepted in London as ...
Friedrich Schiller1759, Nov 101781
 
18041805, May 9
 a German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years...
William Batt1744, Jun 181770
 
18091812, Feb 9
 an English physician, chemist, and botanist. On completing his studies he returned to England, bu...
Andrew Grantunknown1800
 
1809unknown
 a physician and writer. There is very little information available concerning the details of his ...
Benjamin Rush1745, Dec 241769
 
18121813, Apr 19
 a Founding Father of the United States. Rush was a civic leader in Philadelphia, where he was a p...
Samuel Bard1742, Apr 11765
 
18131821, May 24
 an American physician who founded the first medical school in New York City and the second medica...
David Ramsay1749, Apr 21773
 
18151815, May 8
 an American physician, public official, and historian from Charleston, South Carolina. He was one...
Benjamin Smith Barton1766, Feb 101789
 
18151815, Dec 19
 an American botanist, naturalist, and physician. Barton corresponded with naturalists throughout ...
Jesse Bennett1769, Jul 101791
 
18151842, Jul 13
 the first American physician to perform a successful Caesarean section, which he performed on his...
Nathan Drake1766, Jan 151780
 
18171836
 an English essayist and physician. Drake was apprenticed to a doctor in York in 1780, and in 1786...
John Jeffries1745, Feb 51760
 
18191819, Sep 16
 a Boston physician, scientist, and a military surgeon with the British Army in Nova Scotia and Ne...
Benjamin Waterhouse1754, Mar 41782
 
18211846, Oct 2
 a physician, co-founder and professor of Harvard Medical School. He is most well known for being ...
Edward Jenner1749, May 171770
 
18231823, Jan 26
 an English physician and scientist who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine, the world's first vac...
Heinrich Wilhelm Matthaus Olbers1758, Oct 111779
 
18271840, Mar 2
 a German physician and astronomer. Olbers discovered and named the asteroid Pallas. Five years l...
William Thornton1759, May 201789
 
18281828, Mar 28
 a British-American physician, inventor, painter and architect who designed the United States Capi...
Robert Montgomery Bird1806, Feb 51827
 
 
18471854, Jan 23
 an American novelist, playwright, and physician. In 1828, Bird's play Pelopidas won a $1000 prize...
Horace Wells1815, Jan 211836
 
 
18481848, Jan 24
 an American dentist who pioneered the use of anesthesia in dentistry, specifically nitrous oxide ...
Charles David Badham1805, Aug 271833
 
18571857, Jul 14
 an English writer, physician, entomologist, and mycologist. David Badham seems to have started hi...
John Snow1813, Mar 151837
 
18571858, Jun 16
 an English physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene. He is consi...
Elisha Kent Kane1820, Feb 31843
 
18571857, Feb 16
 an American explorer, and a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of th...
Pierre Adolphe Piorry1794, Dec 311816
 
18591879, May 29
 a French physician born in Poitiers. He invented pleximetry (a method for the investigation of in...
William Walker1824, May 81852
 
18601860, Sep 12
 an American physician, lawyer, journalist and mercenary, who organized several private military e...
Samuel A. Cartwright1793, Nov 31837
 
18621863, May 2
 a physician who practiced in Mississippi and Louisiana in the antebellum United States. Cartwrigh...
Lafayette Bunnell1824, Mar 131849
 
18691903, Jul 21
 an American physician, author, and explorer. He is most well known for his involvement with the M...
Crawford Long1815, Nov 11841
 
18781878, Jun 16
 an American surgeon and pharmacist best known for his first use of inhaled sulfuric ether as an a...
Stephen Reed1801, Sep 261824
 
18791877, Jul 12
 an American physician, newspaper publisher, and geologist. He graduated from Yale College in 1824...
John H. Van Evrie18141842
 
18791896
 an American physician and defender of slavery, best known as the editor of the Weekly Day Book an...
Robert Tomes1817, Mar 271840
 
18801882
 American physician, diplomat and writer. Beginning to write around 1853, Tomes gradually relinqui...
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