in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry; Medical Dentistry. 1441 words.
Wells, Horace (21 January 1815–23 January 1848), dentist and pioneer in the use of dental anesthesia, was born in Hartford, Vermont, the son of Horace Wells and Betsey Heath, farmers....