Horace Wells and His House on 120 Chambers St in New York City

Sara Aljohani, Maria Bustillo, Sergey Pisklakov

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-29
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Anesthesia History
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • 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


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