URINE, SCAVENGERS AND THE WATERLOO TEETH. HORROR DENTISTRY STORIES FROM XVIII-XIX CENTURY – PART II: THE TEETH OF THE DEAD.
We ended part I of our horror dental story hinting at the flourishing business of human teeth between centuries XVIII and XIX. As people were growing more and more attentive towards the health and look of their smile, the request of prosthetics that didn’t look like prosthetics at all (and
Besides writing on a couple of underground magazines, I am a high school teacher. More precisely, I teach Philosophy and History. And if making teenagers fall in love with the first is child’s play, the latter is always a really tough pill to sugar. Therefore, I borrowed from my middle
Charlatans, Tooth-Drawing Blacksmiths, and Necklaces Made of Teeth: A (Very) Short History of Dentistry
If you are anything like myself, a trip to the dentist is cringe-worthy at best, and utterly terrifying at worst. I had a colleague of mine, a dentistry student, describe this as “irrational, but not uncommon.” Though it is perhaps of little comfort, visits to the dentist, or the “tooth
When did going to the dentist become an event to fear? Looking at antique dentistry tools, I’m pretty sure it was around 7000 BC when the bow drill (pictured below) was used in the Indus Valley to drill into diseased teeth. Thinking about someone hovering over me with that thing