Advertisement for Ether and Chloroform (1917-1918)

In addition to medical narcotics, such as cocaine and morphine, the Mallinckrodt Company produced a variety of anesthetics. In fact, the chemistry of ether was one of Edward Mallinckrodt Jr.’s areas of interest and expertise. Although chloroform had been a key Mallinckrodt product during the company’s early years, its importance to the firm had diminished by the time this advertisement was published in 1917-18. The advertisement appeared in The American Yearbook of Anesthesia and Analgesia 2 (1917-18).