Sulphuric ether; 32d Congress.-1. sess

9781236157478: Sulphuric ether; 32d Congress.-1. sess

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 Excerpt: ...declare the falsehood of all that he had written, published and claimed--to disclaim the honor which the world so generally and freely accorded him--confess away all his pecuniary rights under the patent--and even support his surrender, disclaimer, and sacrifice by a self-debasing assertion which he well knew was false. The improbability is too strong to allow it credit. "But Dr. Payne says, that in the early part of December, 1846, he commenced his operations with sulphuric ether, and that this was after he had heard of the discovery of Dr. Charles T. Jackson, of Boston. How he heard of the discovery of Dr. Jackson he does not say; surely not by the information of the scientific men of Boston, for they attributed the discovery to Dr. Morton; not by the public prints, cards, and advertisement, for the name of Dr. Morton alone appeared there; and he says, in conclusion, that he was very?nuch astonished in learning, some time after his visit to Boston, that Dr. Morton 'asserted any fclaim whatever' to the discovery, and this, after the publication and circulation of the notices, cards, and circulars of Dr. Morton, and after the witness had long been engaged in an embittered contest with Morton and his assignees, and the publicalion of his (Dr. Payne's) card. "Dr. Allen Clarke,who also testifies to admissions by Dr. Morton,but much less strongly than Dr. Payne, and whos? statement may well be the result of a misunderstanding, made the more decided by hostility to Dr. Morton, and a desire to defeat his patent, was the purchaser of 'a right, for which he gave his note for $350. He at length determined not to pay the note, but to join in contesting the patent, and 'he expresses the.opinion, that by keeping up the controversy for one year, the patent WQu...

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