Horace Wells (1815 – 1848). American dentist who pioneered the use of anesthesia in dentistry, specifically nitrous oxide (or laughing gas).
- "It ruined her handsome, red-haired, lively and lovable husband..." https://books.google.it/books…
- "Soon after this presentation, Horace Wells was trying to do the
first painless operation. After the lecture, Dr Warren called the man
with a dense reddish hair:" http://neurologicalsociety.org/switching-off-consciousness…/