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Author Downs, Michael, 1964- author

Title The strange and true tale of Horace Wells surgeon dentist : a novel / Michael Downs
Published Cincinnati, Ohio : Acre Books, [2018]
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Summary In 1844, Horace Wells, a Connecticut dentist, encountered nitrous oxide, or laughing gas - then an entertainment for performers in carnival-like theatrical acts - and began administering the gas as the first true anesthetic. His discovery would change the world, reshaping medicine and humanity's relationship with pain. But that discovery would also thrust Wells into scandals that threatened his reputation, his family, and his sanity
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Subject Dentists -- Connecticut -- 19th century -- Fiction
Surgeons -- Connecticut -- 19th century -- Fiction
Historical fiction, American -- 21st century
Medical fiction, American -- 21st century
Form Electronic book
Genre/Form Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Medical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Medical fiction.
ISBN 9781946724045