Prepared by the Committee of Citizens of Boston Chosen to Raise a Morton Testimonial Fund. 16 pp. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers, sewn as issued. Boston: Rand, Avery, etc., 1871. "These letters and statements by eminent physicians were compiled by a committee of citizens of Boston who sought to ascertain the claim of the Morton family that William T.G. Morton was the true discoverer of ether anesthesia...Among supporting letters was the eloquent statement of Boston surgeon Henry Jacob Bigelow crediting Morton with the discovery. Bigelow argued that any historic discovery possessed three attributes: It must be inevitable, complete and safe."-Sim, The Heritage of Anesthesia, p. 18. Fine copy. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5473)
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