Halsted Hal·sted (hôl'stəd, -stěd'), William Stewart. 1852-1922.
American surgeon who developed the use of cocaine in anesthesiology and proposed the use of rubber gloves during surgery.
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|Halsted (hôl'stěd') Pronunciation Key
American surgeon who discovered the technique of local anesthesia by injecting cocaine into specific nerves in 1885. He administered what is believed to be the first blood transfusion in the United States in 1881. Halsted also developed new surgical techniques for treating cancers and other abnormalities and introduced the use of rubber gloves during surgery.