An Examination of Some Recent Statistics in Regard to Ether, and a Consideration of Some Present Methods of Its Administration

JOHN B. BLAKE
1895 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
In pointing out our present failures in these respects, 1 should not be forgiven if I did not make honorable exceptions. I see before me many of our older Fellows who in previous years have nobly earned exemption from further public service. It was their privilege to serve our country in the dark days of her sorest need. They gave freely of their youth and of their prime. No words of ours, at least in their presence, can fittingly express our joy and pride in ¡laving these heroes iu our ranks,
more » ... roes iu our ranks, May they long enjoy our love and honor and gratitude! Aud there were others, the comrades of our living heroes, who returned not from the battle-fields, but who there gave to our country the last full measure of devotion. At this memorial season it is especially use a sponge with which others have previously been etherized. It is unquestionably true that with a sponge more time is consumed in producing anesthesia, and for obvious reasons. That the sponge hardens and tends to freeze, as is said to be the ca.-e in the OriuBby inhaler (Buxtou), has not been observed in Boston ; aud there are no other considerable objec-
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