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Stuff You Missed in History Class

HowStuffWorks.com

Society & Culture, History

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History 2
Top 200 21

Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by HowStuffWorks.com.

Horace Wells and the Gas War

April 30th, 2012

Episode 438 of 973 episodes

Dentist Horace Wells set up shop in Hartford in 1836, before the discovery of anasthesia. At an exhibition in 1844 he became certain that nitrous oxide could revolutionize medicine. He tried to demonstrate his findings... but things didn’t go as planned.

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