Statements, Supported by Evidence, of Wm. T. G. Morton, M. D.: On His Claim to the Discovery of the Anaesthetic Properties of Ether, Submitted to the Honorable the Select Committee Appointed by the Senate of the United States; 32d Congress, 2d Session, January 21, 1853

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