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The state should, I think, be called 'anesthesia.' This signifies insensibility. ---->>>

That so unlikely an outcome should accrue to a man possessed of such limited talent and so many flaws, and one lacking in a sense of ethics and decency was one of the bitter ironies of history. ---->>>


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Nationality: American
Born: August 9, 1819
Die: July 15, 1868
Occupation: Inventor

William Thomas Green Morton (August 9, 1819 – July 15, 1868) was an American dentist who first publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic in 1846. The promotion of his questionable claim to have been the discoverer of anesthesia became an obsession for the rest of his life (wikipedia)