1721 in Science - Medicine

Medicine

  • The use of ether is developed as a pain-killer.
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu introduces the Ottoman Turkish method of inoculation against smallpox – variolation – to London.
  • Thomas Guy founds Guy's Hospital in London to treat "incurables" discharged from St Thomas'.

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