Ether’s anesthetic properties are shown through Dr. William Morton. Initially, patients wer sedated by inhaling fumes from an ether-soaked sponge. Beforehand, patients had been fully conscoius during point surgeries. Now, ehter decreased the pain during surgery. In addition, surgeons also could start taking more time and care during surgeries, allowing the development of more complex, better surgical techniques. There were some side side effects, e.g., post-anesthtic nausea and vomiting.