William E Clarke

In January 1842 in America, William E Clarke of Rochester New York, who was an ardent fan of ether frolics, applied ether via a towel to Miss Hobbie whilst a dentist Elijah Pope, painlessly removed one of her teeth. Because they never recorded it at the time, they missed an opportunity for everlasting fame. Historians only mention it briefly.174

 

 

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