49 pp. 8vo, stitched as issued (spine carefully backed with paper). Boston: Dutton & Wentworth, 1847. Second edition, first issue, of this tract written by Warren of Palmyra, Maine, in defense of William T.G. Morton as the discoverer of ether anesthesia. It was a response to the claims of Charles Jackson and Horace Wells and contains a wealth of information about the ether controversy. "The first issue of the second edition, which appeared in April 1847, consisted of 49 pages, the first 37 of which were identical to the first edition. Pages 38 to 49 contain controversial material disputing Horace Wells's claim, published March 30, 1847, with the title 'History of the Discovery of Nitrous Oxide Gas.'"-Sim, The Heritage of Anesthesia, p. 34-35. Nice copy. Inscribed to "Ames Lawrence with the Respects of the Author" (inscription at head a little shaved). (Inventory #: 5515)
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