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A Nitrous-Oxide Pioneer Peddles His Own Dentifrice: “Dr Colton's Vegetable Dentonic”

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    Christopher C. Felchlia
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    Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
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    George S. Bause
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    Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, 2124 Cornell Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

    Honorary Curator and Laureate of the History of Anesthesia, Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, American Society of Anesthesiologists, 1061 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4973, USA
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Published:February 08, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janh.2018.02.003

      Highlights

      • Nitrous-oxide pioneer G. Q. Colton founded Manhattan's Colton Dental Association (1863)
      • To supplement income, Colton sold his dentifrice Dr Colton's Vegetable Dentonic by 1877
      • An 1877 trade card depicted a gentleman and pairs of ladies and cherubs with Dentonic

      Abstract

      During the latter half of the six-year long “Panic of 1873,” nitrous-oxide pioneer G.Q. Colton developed, advertised, and sold his dentifrice, “Dr Colton's Vegetable Dentonic” to supplement his dental anesthetic enterprise.

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