Thursday, May 27, 2010

Nitrous Oxide - Dr. Horace Wells

There used to be a time when Nitrous Oxide was a party toy as it makes people laugh and howl like hyenas. It's a laughing gas. But a friend of Well's took too much of it and gashed his legs during a staged show, and hadn't realized he'd hurt himself. As a result, Nitrous Oxide became an early form of anaesthesia.