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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum  |   December 2018
York Dentist Kurwin Eisenhart Provided “Any Anesthetic Desired”
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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum
Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum   |   December 2018
York Dentist Kurwin Eisenhart Provided “Any Anesthetic Desired”
Anesthesiology 12 2018, Vol.129, 1158. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002517
Anesthesiology 12 2018, Vol.129, 1158. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002517
From the Ben Z. Swanson Collection of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, this “floral spray” type of trade card (high) was distributed around 1886 by a dental surgeon headquartered above the post office on Center Square in York, Pennsylvania. Born the year that Simpson pioneered chloroform anesthesia, Kurwin L. Eisenhart, D.D.S. (1847 to 1925) was one of the few dentists in York who could administer not only chloroform, but also ether, nitrous oxide, or “vitalized air,” which was laughing gas supplemented with alcohol and chloroform. Indeed, he advertised (low) that he could extract teeth “by any anesthetic desired.” (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
From the Ben Z. Swanson Collection of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, this “floral spray” type of trade card (high) was distributed around 1886 by a dental surgeon headquartered above the post office on Center Square in York, Pennsylvania. Born the year that Simpson pioneered chloroform anesthesia, Kurwin L. Eisenhart, D.D.S. (1847 to 1925) was one of the few dentists in York who could administer not only chloroform, but also ether, nitrous oxide, or “vitalized air,” which was laughing gas supplemented with alcohol and chloroform. Indeed, he advertised (low) that he could extract teeth “by any anesthetic desired.” (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
From the Ben Z. Swanson Collection of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, this “floral spray” type of trade card (high) was distributed around 1886 by a dental surgeon headquartered above the post office on Center Square in York, Pennsylvania. Born the year that Simpson pioneered chloroform anesthesia, Kurwin L. Eisenhart, D.D.S. (1847 to 1925) was one of the few dentists in York who could administer not only chloroform, but also ether, nitrous oxide, or “vitalized air,” which was laughing gas supplemented with alcohol and chloroform. Indeed, he advertised (low) that he could extract teeth “by any anesthetic desired.” (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
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George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H., Honorary Curator and Laureate of the History of Anesthesia, Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Clinical Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. UJYC@aol.com.
From the Ben Z. Swanson Collection of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, this “floral spray” type of trade card (high) was distributed around 1886 by a dental surgeon headquartered above the post office on Center Square in York, Pennsylvania. Born the year that Simpson pioneered chloroform anesthesia, Kurwin L. Eisenhart, D.D.S. (1847 to 1925) was one of the few dentists in York who could administer not only chloroform, but also ether, nitrous oxide, or “vitalized air,” which was laughing gas supplemented with alcohol and chloroform. Indeed, he advertised (low) that he could extract teeth “by any anesthetic desired.” (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
From the Ben Z. Swanson Collection of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, this “floral spray” type of trade card (high) was distributed around 1886 by a dental surgeon headquartered above the post office on Center Square in York, Pennsylvania. Born the year that Simpson pioneered chloroform anesthesia, Kurwin L. Eisenhart, D.D.S. (1847 to 1925) was one of the few dentists in York who could administer not only chloroform, but also ether, nitrous oxide, or “vitalized air,” which was laughing gas supplemented with alcohol and chloroform. Indeed, he advertised (low) that he could extract teeth “by any anesthetic desired.” (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
From the Ben Z. Swanson Collection of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, this “floral spray” type of trade card (high) was distributed around 1886 by a dental surgeon headquartered above the post office on Center Square in York, Pennsylvania. Born the year that Simpson pioneered chloroform anesthesia, Kurwin L. Eisenhart, D.D.S. (1847 to 1925) was one of the few dentists in York who could administer not only chloroform, but also ether, nitrous oxide, or “vitalized air,” which was laughing gas supplemented with alcohol and chloroform. Indeed, he advertised (low) that he could extract teeth “by any anesthetic desired.” (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.)
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