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Michael Downs presents The Strange and True Story of Horace Wells, Surgeon Dentist



Date

September 29, 2018

Time

3:30PM

Location

The Ivy Bookshop Stage

In his newest novel, The Strange and True Story of Horace Wells, Surgeon Dentist, Michael Downs imagines the motivations and mysteries behind the true story of Horace Wells, the dentist who first used laughing gas as a surgical anesthetic. Wells’ discovery would change the world, reshaping medicine and humanity’s relationship with pain. And it would change his own life, too. A former newspaper reporter, Downs is an associate professor of English at Towson University. Among his awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. He lives and writes in Baltimore.



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