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The Excruciating History of Dentistry: Toothsome Tales & Oral Oddities from Babylon to Braces #2020

The Excruciating History of Dentistry Toothsome Tales Oral Oddities from Babylon to Braces For the same audience that made Richard Gordon s The Alarming History of Medicine a huge success comes this informative and humorous look at the history of dentistryThe legion of dental phobics and o

  • Title: The Excruciating History of Dentistry: Toothsome Tales & Oral Oddities from Babylon to Braces
  • Author: James Wynbrandt
  • ISBN: 9780312185763
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Excruciating History of Dentistry: Toothsome Tales & Oral Oddities from Babylon to Braces By James Wynbrandt, For the same audience that made Richard Gordon s The Alarming History of Medicine a huge success, comes this informative and humorous look at the history of dentistryThe legion of dental phobics and others whose whine rises in tandem with that of the drill would do well to stifle their terror and instead offer thanks to Apollonia, the patron saint of toothache sufferFor the same audience that made Richard Gordon s The Alarming History of Medicine a huge success, comes this informative and humorous look at the history of dentistryThe legion of dental phobics and others whose whine rises in tandem with that of the drill would do well to stifle their terror and instead offer thanks to Apollonia, the patron saint of toothache sufferers, that they face only fleeting discomfort, rather than the disfiguring distress or slow agonizing death oft meted out by dental care providers of the past The transition from yesterday s ignorance, misapprehension, and superstition to the enlightened and nerve deadened protocols of today has been a long, slow, and very painful process.The Excruciating History of Dentistry contains, among others, the following facts Among the toothache remedies favored by Pierre Fauchard, the father of dentistry, was rinsing the mouth liberally with one s own urine George Washington never had wooden teeth however, his chronic dental problems may have impacted the outcome of the American Revolution Soldiers in the Civil War needed at least two opposing front teeth to rip open powder envelopes, so some men called up for induction had their front teeth extracted to avoid serviceJames Wynbrandt has written a delightfully witty and amazingly thorough history of dentistry one that no dentist or patient should do without.

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    1. My oral surgery is finally all done After six months, a dozen appointments some stretching as long as six hours , significant but appropriate use of painkillers, and money than I like to think about, I have a brand new smile With teeth that stay in my mouth and do what teeth are supposed to do Hallelujah I will admit to than a little trepidation before and during this long process Because of the car accident 22 years ago that started this whole mess, I ve become fairly familiar with multiple d [...]

    2. It wasn t as interesting as, Blood Guts A History of Surgery by Richard Hollingham Hollingham knows on how to entertain his reader He knows how to transition between case studies while guiding the reader enough to understand his overall point Wynbrandt is concerned with only informing his readers of what he knows Still, the cases studies are excruciating enough to send a vibe to the reader It s hard to make dentistry or surgery boring.

    3. I had fun with this book Everyone who saw me reading it said How can you read that It freaked them out I like to know the history of things, dentistry being one of them I really wanted to know when the first root canal was done I wanted to know when they finally started giving people anesthesia I just wanted to know everything.

    4. This was a book club read, chosen by the dentist in the group I felt it was just fact after fact and had no compelling story I also wanted about modern dentistry.

    5. My wife says this is a good book I need to read And I always read what my wife tells me to or else she hits me.

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