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Diethyl ether was once used in pharmaceuticals. It was frequently used as a general anesthetic until the adoption of halothane in the early 1950s, and is still occasionally used as an anesthetic in developing countries due to its low cost. A mixture of alcohol and ether was known as "Spirit of ether" or Hoffman's Drops.

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