Horace Wells

1815 - 1848

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Horace Wells (January 21, 1815 – January 24, 1848) was an American dentist who pioneered the use of anesthesia in dentistry, specifically the use of nitrous oxide (or laughing gas). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horace Wells has received more than 198,928 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Horace Wells is the 301st most popular physician (down from 263rd in 2019), the 2,794th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,214th in 2019) and the 37th most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, Horace Wells ranks 301 out of 509Before him are Joseph Škoda, Antoine Louis, Carlos Finlay, Hinrich Lichtenstein, Max Heindel, and Paul Neumann. After him are Aletta Jacobs, Louis de Jaucourt, Ernest Duchesne, Hans Berger, Agnodice, and Adolf Kussmaul.

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Among people born in 1815, Horace Wells ranks 26Before him are Andreas Achenbach, Mehmed Emin Âli Pasha, Anthony Trollope, Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte, Ii Naosuke, and Wilhelm Peters. After him are Eugène Marin Labiche, Andrew Graham, Robert Remak, James Curtis Hepburn, George Meade, and Crawford Long. Among people deceased in 1848, Horace Wells ranks 25Before him are Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, John Jacob Astor, Robert Darwin, Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini, Thomas Cole, and Joseph Mohr. After him are Christen Købke, Duchess Amelia of Württemberg, Frederick Marryat, Georg August Goldfuss, Pellegrino Rossi, and Pierre Wantzel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Horace Wells ranks 2,794 out of 15,968Before him are Eric Schmidt (1955), Fergie (1975), Hank Aaron (1934), Julie Newmar (1933), Fritz Leiber (1910), and John de Lancie (1948). After him are Robert Rossen (1908), Irving Thalberg (1899), Robert Sean Leonard (1969), Baby Face Nelson (1908), Derrick Rose (1988), and Mangas Coloradas (1792).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Horace Wells ranks 37Before him are Randy Schekman (1948), Andrew Taylor Still (1828), Richard Axel (1946), Michael DeBakey (1908), Harvey Cushing (1869), and Robert Lefkowitz (1943). After him are James Curtis Hepburn (1815), Crawford Long (1815), George Huntington (1850), William Stewart Halsted (1852), Fernando J. Corbató (1926), and Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884).