19 pp. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers bound in modern cloth. [Boston: The Barta Press], 1909. Reprint of an address given by Eliot, the former president of Harvard, on October 16th, 1909 at the Massachusetts General Hospital on the 63rd anniversary of "Ether Day." Eliot discusses the development of anesthesia and the ways in which it could be refined. He views it as a discovery of the utmost importance, declaring: "From this building the blessed art spread rapidly over the civilized world, the most beneficent gift which chemical and medical science has conferred on mankind." Nice copy. ❧ Fulton & Stanton p. 96. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-5475)
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