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A New Exhibit at the Connecticut Historical Society Looks at Pain Relief
Ever have dental work done on you without novacaine or laughing gas? Me neither. Wimps and tough-guys alike will find humor and pain-free entertainment in This Won't Hurt a Bit! A History of Pain Relief, an informative new exhibit running at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford until Sept. 28. Head over on May 2 to hear bestselling author Julie Fenster talk about Horace Wells (pictured), a Hartford-area dentist who, in 1844, discovered that patients could sit through dental near-torture if given the proper amount of nitrous oxide (samples not available at the talk).
By Michael Hamad
April 29, 2013