On January 24, 1848, delirious from chloroform, Horace Wells rushed from his house and office on 120 Chambers St into the street and threw acid on 2 alleged prostitutes. He was arrested and committed to New York's infamous Tombs Prison (currently Manhattan Detention Complex), where he committed suicide. Remodeled and reconstructed, this house, 120 Chambers St, is still standing in Tribeca District.
- History of anesthesia
- Horace Wells
- Horace Wells office and house in New York City Tribeca region
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
- History and Philosophy of Science