- •Boston dentist Adoniram Shurtleff abused nitrous oxide.
- •Shurtleff's death in 1885 while inhaling nitrous oxide may have been accidental.
- •Against anesthetic self-administration, AM Dudley publicized Shurtleff's death.
Purchase one-time access:Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
One-time access price info
- For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
- For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'
Shurtleff B. Descendants of William Shurtleff of Plymouth and Marshfield, 51 Massachusetts. Revere, Mass: publisher not identified, 1912: 326.
Burrage HS. Civil War Record of Brown University. Providence, RI: Publisher not identified, 1920; 52.
- Death from inhaling nitrous oxide.Arch Dentistry. 1885; 2: 225-227
- Boston Directory Containing the City Record, a Directory of the Citizens, and Business Directory, No. LXXIX, for the year commencing July 1, 1883.Sampson, Davenport, & Co, Boston1883: 1219
- Shurtleff: how “Uncle Ad” became an “ad” against self-administration of anesthesia.Anesthesiology. 2017; 126: 922https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000001652
Current events. The Brooklyn [NY] Daily Eagle. Feb 28, 1885:4.
☆Neither author has any intellectual, ethical, or financial conflicts of interest.