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Wells (wělz), Horace. 1815-1848.
American dentist who was the first to use nitrous oxide to anesthetize patients during oral surgery.
city, Mendip district, administrative and historic county of Somerset, England, at the foot of the Mendip Hills. The name derives from the many springs rising near the cathedral, which was begun in the 12th century and dominates the city. In general, Wells has been little affected by modern industry and growth. It remains a modest service centre, its Market Place and shopping district lying in the shadow of its magnificent cathedral, and it is much frequented by tourists.