This week, I tell the story a dentist in the 1800s. He looked for a way to stop the pain that he thought was unnecessary during major procedures. His name was Horace Wells and he thought laughing gas was the answer. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee and get ready to hear his amazing and sad story.
Show notes and links:
- Gardner Quincy Colton (en.wikipedia.org).
- Horace Wells: discoverer of anesthesia. (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov).
- American National Biography Online: Wells, Horace (anb.org).
- Horace Wells Discovers Pain-free Dentistry | ConnecticutHistory.org (connecticuthistory.org).
- Horace Wells (trincoll.edu).
- American National Biography Online: Morton, William Thomas Green (anb.org).
- Full text of “Death of Dr. Horace Wells” (archive.org).
- Christopher Lee sings “Name Your Poison” (youtube.com).