Robert C. Hinckley and the Recreation of The First Operation Under Ether

Richard J. Wolfe

ISBN 978-0-88135-477-5, clothbound and jacketed, $30.00

Robert C. Hinckley and the Recreation of The First Operation Under Ether

Published by the Boston Medical Library/ Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine; WPI sole commercial distributor.

Reviews

“…Wolfe has gathered a seemingly infinite number of facts to document a painting that is little known…At the confluence of medicine and art history, we need a meticulous standard of scholarship that is wedded to the fidelity of the facts. Wolfe’s monograph provides the model…”—NEJM, July 28, 1994

“ The title doesn’t quite capture what the reader finds between the covers. Mr. Wolfe has written a detective story about the origin of Robert C. Hinckley’s 8-x-10 foot painting of the first ether anesthesia…This exhaustively researched treatise has 120 pages of text, 26 illustrations, and a 45-page appendix containing an extensive bibliography. The index is comprehensive.”—JAMA, 1994; 271(20): 1623-1624