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William T. G. Morton

1819 - 1868

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William Thomas Green Morton (August 9, 1819 – July 15, 1868) was an American dentist and physician who first publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic in 1846. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William T. G. Morton has received more than 363,096 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). William T. G. Morton is the 81st most popular physician (up from 86th in 2019), the 611th most popular biography from United States (up from 714th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular American Physician.

William T. G. Morton is most famous for his use of ether as an anesthetic during surgery.

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Among physicians, William T. G. Morton ranks 81 out of 502Before him are Cyril of Jerusalem, Theodor Morell, Jean Nicot, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Shirō Ishii, and Louis Auguste Blanqui. After him are August Krogh, François Duvalier, Johannes Fibiger, Jonas Salk, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, and Werner Forssmann.

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Among people born in 1819, William T. G. Morton ranks 15Before him are Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Báb, Hippolyte Fizeau, George Eliot, Maria II of Portugal, and John Ruskin. After him are Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, John Couch Adams, Franz von Suppé, George V of Hanover, Theodor Fontane, and Louise Marie Thérèse of Artois. Among people deceased in 1868, William T. G. Morton ranks 7Before him are Gioachino Rossini, Léon Foucault, James Buchanan, August Ferdinand Möbius, Ludwig I of Bavaria, and Mongkut. After him are August Schleicher, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, David Brewster, Mihailo Obrenović, James Brooke, and James Mayer de Rothschild.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William T. G. Morton ranks 611 out of 18,182Before him are Janet Leigh (1927), Nat King Cole (1919), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), Jared Diamond (1937), Burt Reynolds (1936), and Theodore Dreiser (1871). After him are Philip Zimbardo (1933), Jack Kilby (1923), Harold Lasswell (1902), Buddy Holly (1936), Priscilla Presley (1945), and Rod Steiger (1925).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, William T. G. Morton ranks 3Before him are Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888) and William P. Murphy (1892). After him are Jonas Salk (1914), Stanley Cohen (1922), Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), George Minot (1885), Ferid Murad (1936), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), Harvey J. Alter (1935), Virginia Apgar (1909), and Joseph Murray (1919).