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

TitleHorace Wells and His House on 120 Chambers St in New York City.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsAljohani S, Bustillo M, Pisklakov S
JournalJ Anesth Hist
Date Published2016 Jan

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.

Alternate JournalJ Anesth Hist
PubMed ID26898143