The short, tragic life of Robert M. Glover

  title={The short, tragic life of Robert M. Glover},
  author={Ray J. D{\'e}falque and Amos J. Wright},
Robert Mortimer Glover (1815–1859) was a contemporary of John Snow and James Young Simpson. Although he did not reach the standing of those two giants, his researches, writings and lectures were important contributions to the early development of British anaesthesia. Glover was the first to explore the physiological action of chloroform in the laboratory and to discover its anaesthetic effect in 1842. He helped Sir John Fife in Hannah Greener's autopsy in January 1848 and influenced Fife's… 
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  • A. Mawson
  • Medicine
    Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
  • 2009
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  • R. Clutton
  • Art
    Animals : an open access journal from MDPI
  • 2020
The history that emerges reveals that the withholding or misuse of anaesthetics and, or analgesics from laboratory animals in the UK has had a profound effect on scientists and indirectly on the attitudes of the British public in general.
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  • Biology, Chemistry
    Journal of anesthesia history
  • 2016
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History of Scottish Medicine
The appeal is not merely medical but also covers the whole range of the allied sciences, that laymen, as well as physicians and men of science, will find instruction and enjoyment in these volumes of Scottish medical history.
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  • Glover
  • Education
    Provincial medical & surgical journal
  • 1841
The object of the present lecture is not to enter into a full explanation of this general subject, but to convince those who are to honour me with their attendance during the ensuing course that by indulging a love of the beauty of truth whilst in pursuit of the wonderful facts and lofty doctrines of medicine.
Colouring Matter of the Skin
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  • Medicine
    Provincial medical & surgical journal
  • 1840
Had Dr. Franz conducted this controversy with anything approaching to fairness, the authors should have paid due respect to his title; but they now take leave of hiim, with the assurance that his name shall never again adorn the pages of this Journal.
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These are two standard works, the re-issue of which we need scarcely do more than announce. Mr. Fownes' Manual preserves its reputation of much knowledge in little space; and Mr. Bowman's second