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Antique Dental Instuments

£20.00

Product description

192 pages including index. Clean brown boards with bright gilt title on front board and on spine. Dust jacket present. Small 1 cm closed tear on bottom left corner on the rear of the jacket. Pages are crisp, clean and free of any markings. The book is tightly bound

'The book opens with a survey of the myths and folklore associated with teeth and toothache and with a short history of the dental profession as it developed through the work of monks, surgeons, showmen/ blackguards ('He likes a tooth-drawer' was once a well-known french saying) and the early pioneers of modern dentistry.

Subsequent chapters cover extracting and excavating instruments, filling materials, artificial teeth, anaesthesia equipment, scaling instruments, mirrors and miscellaneous instruments and articles of oral hygiene. each chapter includes illustrations of some of the best, most interesting examples with, at the more glamorous end, an excavator made by the American patriot Paul revere and a showpiece set of instruments by Weiss for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

George Washington's lower dentures also appears and, from c. 700BC, an Etruscan jaw wired for false teeth. A comprehensive directory of instrument makers appears after the concluding chapter, providing framework for the dating of pieces by named maker, a chronological chart of makers, a bibliography and index complete the book' (Information taken from inside of dust jacket)

Item details

Author(s):
Bennion, Elisabeth
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
10 x 7.5 Inches
Edition:
First Edition 1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0856673102
ISBN-13:
9780856673108
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Sotheby's Publications
Title:
Antique Dental Instuments

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192 pages including index. Clean brown boards with bright gilt title on front board and on spine. Dust jacket present. Small 1 cm closed tear on bottom left corner on the rear of the jacket. Pages are crisp, clean and free of any markings. The book is tightly bound

'The book opens with a survey of the myths and folklore associated with teeth and toothache and with a short history of the dental profession as it developed through the work of monks, surgeons, showmen/ blackguards ('He likes a tooth-drawer' was once a well-known french saying) and the early pioneers of modern dentistry.

Subsequent chapters cover extracting and excavating instruments, filling materials, artificial teeth, anaesthesia equipment, scaling instruments, mirrors and miscellaneous instruments and articles of oral hygiene. each chapter includes illustrations of some of the best, most interesting examples with, at the more glamorous end, an excavator made by the American patriot Paul revere and a showpiece set of instruments by Weiss for the Great Exhibition of 1851.

George Washington's lower dentures also appears and, from c. 700BC, an Etruscan jaw wired for false teeth. A comprehensive directory of instrument makers appears after the concluding chapter, providing framework for the dating of pieces by named maker, a chronological chart of makers, a bibliography and index complete the book' (Information taken from inside of dust jacket)

Author(s):
Bennion, Elisabeth
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
10 x 7.5 Inches
Edition:
First Edition 1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0856673102
ISBN-13:
9780856673108
Number of pages:
192
Publisher:
Sotheby's Publications
Title:
Antique Dental Instuments

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