Nitrous oxide History

Nitrous oxide History

Childbirth is not easy. Many women suffer during childbirth. Childbirth is meant to be hard, long, and painful – but women are strong and our bodies are made to handle a lot during this difficult time. Thousands of women have been giving birth in spite of the labour pain. Unfortunately many women do not cope well with labour pain. For some, the pain can be overwhelming. Several…
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Nitrous oxide anesthesia

Nitrous oxide anesthesia

Horace Wells was a prominent dentist in Hartford, Connecticut, in the 1830s. Like many dentists of his day, Wells was deeply troubled by the agonizing pain his patients suffered during routine procedures like pulling diseased or rotten teeth without anesthesia — ouch! In 1844, Wells attended a demonstration — part scientific presentation, part sideshow spectacle — by showman…
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