Born in Vermont, Horace Wells studied dentistry in Boston. He began practicing in Hartford in 1836. A talented practitioner, Wells soon became one of the city’s most successful dentists. Nitrous…

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Cincinnatus Taft graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York in 1846. He settled in Hartford that same year to work as a homeopathic doctor. Taft became…

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Henry P. Stearns received undergraduate and medical degrees from Yale before studying at the celebrated medical school in Edinburgh, Scotland. He served as house surgeon at the Royal Infirmary in…

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In 1880, in her senior year of high school, Gertrude Lewis arranged for leading animal welfare advocate, George T. Angell, to lecture in Hartford. A lawyer and philanthropist, Angell formed…

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Connecticut’s First Urologist Born in Virginia, Thomas Hepburn attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University. He moved to Connecticut for an internship at Hartford Hospital. Upon completion, he accepted a…

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Ida Butler, a graduate of Hartford Hospital School of Nursing (1901), served as head of the maternity and gynecology department of Hartford Hospital for 12 years. Beginning in 1906, she…

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