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:


LAUGHING GAS AND COMMODORE NUTT.

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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