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Born: August 9, 1819

Died: July 15, 1868 (aged 48)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Inventor

Bio: William Thomas Green Morton was an American dentist who first publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic in 1846. The promotion of his questionable claim to have been the discoverer of anesthesia became an obsession for the rest of his life.

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