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Wells, Horace 1815-1848

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Works: 108 works in 153 publications in 1 language and 2,341 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: RK43.W4, 926.1
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Most widely held works about Horace Wells
 
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Most widely held works by Horace Wells
An essay on teeth; comprising a brief description of their formation, diseases, and proper treatment by Horace Wells( Book )
6 editions published between 1838 and 1949 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I awaken to glory : essays celebrating the sesquicentennial of the discovery of anesthesia by Horace Wells, December 11, 1844-December 11, 1994 ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The initial essay in I Awaken To Glory reviews the period between 1800, when Humphry Davy suggested that nitrous oxide gas might prove useful in alleviating pain during surgical operations, and 1844, when Horace Wells was first to put Davy's observation to the test. It explores why it took forty-four years for this event to happen, and then reviews and explicates the momentous circumstances that afterwards led to the introduction of anesthesia into surgery. Two succeeding essays describe and analyze Horace Wells's dental practice for the very first time, also presenting in transcribed form his "Day Book A," perhaps the most complete record extant of dental office transactions in the United States at mid-century. Three essays discuss some of the people who played an integral part in Wells's life: his wife Elizabeth; John M
A history of the discovery of the application of nitrous oxide gas, ether, and other vapors, to surgical operations by Horace Wells( Book )
3 editions published between 1847 and 1983 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Specimen of printing types and ornaments from the Cincinnati Type Foundry by Cincinnati Type Foundry( Book )
1 edition published in 1844 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Pamphlet series by Connecticut( Book )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The discoverer of anæsthesia: Dr. Horace Wells of Hartford by Henry Wood Erving( Book )
3 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two typewritten copies of a paper given by Henry Erving of Connecticut in 1932. Erving wrote about Dr. Horace Wells, the Hartford, Connecticut. resident credited with discovering anesthesia
An Examination of the question of anæsthesia, arising on the memorial of C. T. W. [presented on behalf of his father, H. Wells, as the discoverer of anæsthesia], etc by Charles Thomas Wells( Book )
1 edition published in 1853 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Horace Wells dishonored in René Fülöp-Miller's book : "Triumph over pain" by W. Harry Archer( Book )
1 edition published in 1938 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A part of the Duke Medical Center Library History of Medicine Ephemera Collection
I awaken to glory : essays celebrating sesquincentennial of the discovery of anesthesia by Horace Wells, December 11, 1844-December 11, 1994 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Horace Wells centennial: North California, John E. Gurley. Chairman. December 10-11, 1944 by Horace Wells( Book )
1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Appendix II. Life and letters of Horace Wells by W. Harry Archer( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The discovery of ethereal inhalation by Horace Wells( Book )
1 edition published in 1847 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Horace Wells, biographical materials] ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
100th dental year toasts three Hartford dentists today. [March 18, 1940.] by Horace Wells( Book )
1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Articles relating to Horace Wells and the discovery of anaesthesia taken from newspapers and journal.] by Horace Wells( Book )
1 edition published in 1875 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Silhouette Self-Portrait by Horace Wells( )
1 edition published in 1842 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Framed silhouette with pencil background
Horace Wells day book A by Horace Wells( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Daily record of filling, extracting, inserting and cleansing teeth, and selling tooth powder, kept by a dentist of Hartford, Connecticut. He is credited with being the first dentist to use nitrous oxide to anesthetize a patient before dental work
Letter : Hartford, to Dr. Morton, [Boston] by Horace Wells( Book )
1 edition published in 1846 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Comments on the first use of William Morton's anesthesia device. Morton, a Boston dentist and former partner of Wells was one of the first to use ether as an anesthesia. In 1846, just two years after Horace Wells' anesthetic success with nitrous oxide, Dr. William Morton (1819-68), constructed the first anesthetic machine. Morton's machine was first tested on Oct. 16, 1846
 
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