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etherize

[′ē·thə‚rīz]
(medicine)
To produce anesthesia by administration of ether.
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Aaron was very critical of etherisation when the first news arrived in Australia, but Pugh chose Aaron's journal in which to report his initial and subsequent experience with the technique.
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).