Sunday, July 1, 2018

Spirit

"I awaken to Glory."

(Pausing from the trip up the Norwegian coast for City Daily Photo Theme Day.)


Hartford dentist Horace Wells discovered anesthesia.  He is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery.


On July 1, City Daily Photo bloggers show photographs illustrating the theme of "Spirit."
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9 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Thank heavens for Horace and his wonderful discovery!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Lovely choice for the theme.. happy holiday Jack ✨

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

So glad he did!

RedPat said...

Where would we be without him! ;-)

Kate said...

I researched the quote I saw on the sculpture and discover it is the title of a book of essays: A collection of essays giving an account of Wells' discovery of inhalation anesthesia and his role in ushering in the era of modern anaesthesia. I think I'll look for it since I enjoy reading non-fiction of this type. PS Hope to see more vacation photos of yours.

William Kendall said...

Impressive!

Barbara Radisavljevic said...

I'm another who's thankful for Wells' discovery of anesthesia. How different our lives would be without it.

Taken For Granted said...

Let's hear a cheer for Horace Wells and his invention of anesthesia. We have all avoided pain because of him.

Linda said...

Love the second picture. Interesting about Horace Wells! William Morton vied with him for credit of the discovery of anesthesia. My grandmother was a Morton and supposedly related in some way so I had heard a little about the discovery of ether as an anesthetic.

There is an audio course called The Doctors that discusses their competition in detail. One thing I gathered from the story is that medical researchers including these gentlemen experimented with forms of anesthesia recreationally ... party drugs! It sounded like they suffered some mental side effects. Look up Horace Wells in Wikipedia. He came to a bad end.