- •In 1847 George W.F. Mellen prominently proposed N2O instead of O2 for resuscitation.
- •Putative resuscitation with nitrous oxide was reiterated for at least 46 years.
- •Humphry Davy dubbed nitrous oxide to be respirable.
- •Support of flames falsely justified hypoxic nitrous oxide anesthesia.
- •Gardner Q. Colton embraced the concept of George W.F. Mellen.
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