1907CE, William Dean Howells, Between the Dark and the Daylight, Harper & Brothers; Chapter I, page #35:
No inquiry for the psychological possibilities must be suffered to divide his effort for her physical recovery, though there might come with this a cessation of the timeless dream‐state in which she had her being, and she might sharply realize the past, as the anæsthete realizes his return to agony from insensibility.
1913CE, “G. V. N. D.”, in American Physical Education Review; Volume XVIII, №. 7, page #501:
The boy or girl who could sufficiently acquire the contents of this book and fail to become interested in the broad common relationships of biology, if not in biology as a technical profession, would be presumably either a moron or anæsthete !