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1 MacQuitty, Betty The Battle For Oblivion - The Discovery Of Anaesthesia
London George G. Harrap 1969 0245596682 / 9780245596681 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
A near Fine copy which has just a few dust marks to top edge. Dustjacket is price clipped. Foreword by Professor Christiaan Barnard, the famed transplant surgeon. The amazing story of William Morton, an American dentist, who devoted his life to finding an effective pain killer, how he made his discovery and it's early applications. On October 16th 1846 a patient was given the first anaesthetic which paved the way for modern surgery. Set against early life in America and the ghastly operations before Morton made his discovery it shows his desperate battle to achieve recognition for his work against medical opposition and false claims to it. Above all it exposes the eminent scientist, Professor Jackson, whose greed and envy drove him to steal the honour. 39 illustrations. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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