Talk:William Stewart Halsted

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old comments[edit]

i believe two of their dachshunds were, in fact, named "Nip" and "Tuck." What led you to believe that this was false? Was told this by someone who had visited their home, now the High Hampton Inn. Have written the Inn to verify.


According to MacCallum's biography of Halsted, they had several dachshunds. Sisly and Nip were mentioned in one of Halsted's letters as dying in 1915, within a few months of each other. Maristoddard 18:01, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

not sure.[edit]

i dont really understand much about this man. what were the probles, limitations and what was the oposistion when he was a surgeon???Lickle-sophii 10:38, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

More trivia about Halsted.[edit]

Halsted was an opiate addict during his highly successful career. See —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:39, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

His opiate addition started as a way to get off his cocaine addition. There are many references and stories on this

Some of his most prolific times were when he was a cocaine addict in NYC, operating with what the book "the emperor of all maladies" calls "Olympian exertion" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:24, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Also he constantly fought the addiction to cocaine while in the operating room because cocaine was a common local anesthetic during this time period. Apatera517 (talk) 15:38, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Yale-Eton football?[edit]

yale played eton? are we talking about eton school? as in 'england's battles are won on the playing fields of eton'? what game did they play? i would have thought that eton would have played rugby union.also, yale's a university, eton is a secondary school. then there's the small matter of the ocean in between them. one thing and another, i'd like to see a citation for this.Toyokuni3 (talk) 20:56, 30 May 2008 (UTC)