April 8, 1863: Demonstration of laughing gas at the Cooper Institute

Gardner Quincy Colton

Gardner Quincy Colton pioneered the use of nitrous oxide in dentistry.

New York Times:


Dr. COLTON will give an exhibition of the laughing gas this evening, at the Cooper Institute. Father REED’s celebrated Quartette are to introduce the entertainment with a grand concert for forty-five minutes, and among those who are to inhale the gas will be the veritable Commodore NUTT.

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