Play About Discovery of Anesthesia Premieres in Houston

Ether Dome, a play about the discovery of anesthesia, premiered last Wednesday at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, according to a CultureMap Houston report.

The play focuses on the relationship between Horace Wells, an American dentist who pioneered the use of anesthesia in dentistry, and his student William Morton, who publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic in 1846.

The medical significance of the play inspired a sponsorship from the Memorial Hermann Foundation, according to the report. The play's premiere coincided with the opening of the non-profit theater's 65th season.

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