March 28 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day.
American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a one-day "wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if
they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
LifeScience Moment: Ether used as surgical anesthetic for the first time.
Dr. Crawford Long, an American physician and pharmacist in Jefferson, Georgia, used ether for the first time on March 30, 1842 to
remove a tumor from the neck of James M. Venable. Long subsequently removed a second tumor from Venable, and later used ether as an anesthetic in
amputations and childbirth. The results of these trials were published in 1848 in The Southern Medical and Surgical Journal.
Although Long is regarded as the first to have used an ether anesthesia in surgery, William T. G. Morton, an American dentist publicly
demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic on October 16, 1846 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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