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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809)

The father of the US Supreme Court justice of the same name, Holmes was an American physician, poet, and humorist. After beginning his medical career as a general practitioner, he shifted to the academic field and became dean of the Harvard medical school. However, he is perhaps best known for the poem that won him national acclaim—"Old Ironsides," a protest against the scrapping of the USS Constitution, which helped save the ship. What common medical term was coined by Holmes? More...
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Holmes coined the word: 'anesthesia'
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Origin of the Word “Anesthesia”


The term “anesthesia” was coined in 1846 by physician and noted poet Oliver Wendall Holmes, Sr. in a letter to William G. Morton, the dentist who is credited with the first written description of the use of ether in a medical procedure to relieve pain. Immodestly predicting that his new term would be spoken by every civilization countless times, Holmes chose the prefix “an” meaning without and root “aesthesia” which roughly means feeling.

Holmes is also credited with coining the term “Boston Brahmin,” of which he was one.

http://insidesurgery.com/2010/08/origin-word-anesthesia/
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