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Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1630-1877, with a genealogical register 4 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905 2 2 Browse Search
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Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Dr. W. T. G. Morton (search)
that his clothes smelt of it; and that he tried to persuade laboring-men to allow him to experiment upon them with it. As Dr. J. Collins Warren says: Anesthesia had been the dream of many surgeons and scientists, but it had been classed with aerial navigation and other improbable inventions. Anaesthesia in surgery, 15. As long ago as 1818 Faraday had discovered the chief properties of ether, with the exception of its effect in deadening sensibility. In 1836 Dr. Morrill Wyman and Dr. Samuel Parkman had experimented with it on themselves at the Massachusetts Hospital, but without taking a sufficient quantity to produce unconsciousness. It was actually employed in 1842 by Dr. Crawford W. Long, at the University of Pennsylsylvania, in some minor cases of surgery, but he would seem to have lost confidence in his method and afterwards abandoned it. In December, 1844, Horace Wells, a dentist of Hartford, had a tooth extracted by his own request while under the influence of nitrous
e and his wife to Samuel Haven of Dedham, whose wife was daughter of Mr. Foster and niece of Mr. Craigie. Mr. Cabot took possession of the estate under the mortgage from Johnson, having obtained judgment therefor in 1800, and sold the same to Samuel Parkman of Boston, Aug. 26, 1803. Parkman conveyed to Craigie all his rights in the whole estate, by deed dated June 8, 1806, and on the 26th of January, 1807, the widow and administratrix of Bossenger Foster conveyed to Mr. Craigie (her brother) thParkman conveyed to Craigie all his rights in the whole estate, by deed dated June 8, 1806, and on the 26th of January, 1807, the widow and administratrix of Bossenger Foster conveyed to Mr. Craigie (her brother) the Johnson title, pursuant to the beforementioned agreement. Having thus secured a complete title to the whole of the Phips Farm, except the share assigned to Andrew Bordman and his wife, Mr. Craigie bought of Jonas Wyeth, 3d, Feb. 11, 1807, about forty acres, formerly the northerly part of the Inman or Jarvis estate, and May 5, 1807, of the heirs of Ebenezer Shed, about five acres, lying partly in Somerville, and adjoining the land purchased of Wyeth, so that he now owned about three hundred a
Historic leaves, volume 3, April, 1904 - January, 1905, John S. Edgerly: and his home on Winter Hill (search)
dgerly, Annie E. W. Edgerly (now Mixer), Charles Brown Edgerly, Adine Franz Edgerly (afterwards Pratt), Helen Mar. Edgerly (now Despeaux), Edward Everett Edgerly, Madeline Lemalfa Edgerly, and Caroline Edgerly. The house is between the road to what is now Arlington and that to Medford. It was built in 1805 by Colonel John Sweetser, and was called The Odin House, and as I have heard that it was formerly a tavern, I presume it was at that time. At some time later it was occupied by Dr. Samuel Parkman. From 1826 to 1830 it was occupied by the Hon. Edward Everett, and in 1836 Mr. Edgerly took possession. He always liked things on a large scale, which doubtless accounts for his buying so large a place; and after a few years the house had to be enlarged. Mr. Edgerly, though what might be termed a self-made man, was, nevertheless, of importance to the town, and in 1842 he succeeded, with several others who were indignant at the treatment from Charlestown (of which it seemed to be the
Boston, 4. Norton, Rev., Jacob, 18. Nowell, Increase, 28. Nun's Well, 50. Oakman, —, 42. Oakes, Edward, 76, 79. oburne (Woburn), 83. Odin House, The, 38. Olin, John, Jr., 65. Old England, 27. Old Powder House, 47, 87. Old South Church, 30. Old State House, 4. Outline of Study of Somerville History, 60, 61. Oxbow, 2. Oyster Bay, N. H., 37. Paige, —, 51, 73. Palestine, 50. Parker, Benjamin, 16. Parker, Captain, John, 71. Parker, Rev., Theodore, 71. Parkman, Dr., Samuel, 38. Paul Revere's Ride, 60. Payne, Edward, Master, 51. Payson, Samuel, 68. Peggy, 88. Perry, Hon. A. A., 42. Philip, King, 86. Phillips, Elizabeth, 18. Phillips, Henry, 12. Phipps, Frances, 68. Phipps, John, 68. Phipps, Joseph, 16, 68. Phipps Street, Charlestown, 18, 90. Pierce, —, 29. Pierce, Augusta Smith, 71. Pierce, James, 16. Pierce, John, 71. Pierce, Sarah, 71. Pierce, William, 32. Pigeon, John, 88. Plymouth, Mass., 30. Poor (family), 42. Portsmout<