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etherize

[′ē·thə‚rīz]
(medicine)
To produce anesthesia by administration of ether.
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Because the news of etherisation came to Pugh's attention through the Illustrated London News and we know that this journal arrived in Launceston on 29 May 1847, it is certain that Pugh's preparations and patient selection, if not the etherisation of his three cases and the writing of his case report for the Australian Medical Journal, would have been concluded before Pugh read Aaron's critical article (8).
In the brief comment 'The etherial humbug' he informs his readers that Pugh's letter of 18 June expressing concern about the safety of etherisation was placed on the front page at the cost of a loss of advertising space (Figure 1).
Possible reasons for this are that Morton was simultaneously defending the safety of etherisation, defending his role in the events and trying to patent and market ether, etherisation and the inhalers.