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    Upon exhibition of ether

    Hi, friends. Given the context, could you suggest another synonym for "exhibition"? The modern meanings of 'exhibition' seem to lack one that existed during the previous century. Here is the context:

    "Upon exhibition of ether he revived and was rapidly restored to health, and to the society of his friends — from whom, however, all knowledge of his resuscitation was withheld, until a relapse was no longer to be apprehended." (http://poestories.com/read/premature)

    As an aside, ether is used as a mild anesthetic.
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    Re: Upon exhibition of ether

    How about administration? That seems to fit the spirit of the thing.
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    Re: Upon exhibition of ether

    I have never known the administration of ether to revive anyone.

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    Re: Upon exhibition of ether

    Excellent point - with the possible exception of Hunter Thompson: The only thing that worried me....
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    Re: Upon exhibition of ether

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I have never known the administration of ether to revive anyone.
    That is the point. Ether is used to make a patient insensitive and not to revive him.
    I have looked into other editions of the story, but the sentence reads the same.
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    Re: Upon exhibition of ether

    However, as the previous paragraph suggests, the patient had to undergo a surgical operation to restore to health. I think that was the reason behind the administration of ether.
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