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Hypodermic Morphine Research Paper

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In 1870, nonphysician Samuel Williams, had proposed the idea of using morphine and anesthetics to end a patient’s life, and to even lessen their pain when dying. As ether (a burning substance used in medicine) had been developed, physicians had begun to use anesthetic to relieve a patient's death, and in 1846, the first person to use ether anesthetics in an operation would be John Warren (Emanuel 793). During the Civil War, many physicians have been using hypodermic morphine to lessen the pain of soldiers, which had tremendously helped the physicians in gaining more experience with using the hypodermic morphine.
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