Baboon Teeth, Urine Rinses… and More Horrors of Early Dentistry
May21

Baboon Teeth, Urine Rinses… and More Horrors of Early Dentistry

Facebook0Twitter0Google+0Pinterest0Linkedin0TumblrE-Mail0Jean-Baptiste Denis was still alive—in fact, he was only 42—when, in 1685, Charles Allen published instructions on how to transplant a tooth. Allen’s book, The Operator for the Teeth, was also the first dentistry manual written in the English language, although the word “dentist” didn’t exist yet. The tooth transplant was very simple. A surgeon would strap down their recipient...

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