[Harvard: historical representation of anesthesia in art]

Rev Fac Cien Med Univ Nac Cordoba. 2007;64(4):124-6.
[Article in Spanish]


This article is about the use of ether as a general anesthetic that was used for the first time by T. Morton at Harvard University. It was a landmark in future surgical procedures and this discovery was documented by the painting of the Robert Hinckey and it has been used for teaching history of medicine.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia, General / history*
  • Anesthesiology / history*
  • Anesthetics, Inhalation / history*
  • Ether / history*
  • History, 19th Century
  • Humans
  • Massachusetts
  • Medicine in the Arts*
  • Paintings / history
  • Poetry as Topic / history
  • Universities / history


  • Anesthetics, Inhalation
  • Ether

Personal name as subject

  • William Thomas Morton