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Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856



  • Existence: 1778 - 1856

John Collins Warren (August 1, 1778 – May 4, 1856), was an American surgeon. In 1846 he gave permission to William T.G. Morton to provide ether anesthesia while Warren performed a minor surgical procedure. News of this first public demonstration of surgical anesthesia quickly circulated around the world. He was a founder of the New England Journal of Medicine and was the third president of the American Medical Association. He was the first Dean of Harvard Medical School and a founding member of the Massachusetts General Hospital.

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John Collins Warren letter

Webster Mss 821667
Identifier: Mss 821667
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