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by James Wynbrandt

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  • ISBN 0312185766
  • ISBN13 978-0312185763
  • Language English
  • Author James Wynbrandt
  • Publisher St Martins Pr; 1 edition (May 1, 1998)
  • Pages 248
  • Formats mbr azw lit lrf
  • Category Different
  • Subcategory Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Size ePub 1986 kb
  • Size Fb2 1386 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 599

A humorous look at how people have been caring for their teeth since biblical times explores how the painful, sometimes fatal procedures of the past have developed into the high-tech protocols of today

An exhaustive, entertaining history. - Publishers Weekly. Wynbrandt has clearly done his homework.

An exhaustive, entertaining history.

The Excruciating History of Dentistry Toothsome Tales & Oral Oddities from Babylon to Braces.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. For those on both sides of the dreaded dentist's chair, James Wynbrandt has written a witty, colorful, and richly informative history of the art and science of dentistry. To all of those dental patients whose whine rises in tandem with that of the drill, take note: You would do well to stifle your terror and instead offer thanks to Apollonia, the patron saint of toothache sufferers, that you face only fleeting discomfort rather than the disfiguring distress, or slow agonizing death oft meted out by dental-care providers of the past.

For those on both sides of the dreaded dentist's chair, James Wynbrandt has written a witty, colorful, and richly informative history of the art and science of dentistry. 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. For example, did you know that: 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.

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This is probably a book that will only appeal to people in the dental profession, historians, and sadomasochists. The author does a nice job of describing the excruciatingly painful history of dentistry. With the advent of processed sugar (first extracted from sugar cane grown in the Caribbean Islands), and then transported worldwide, the so-called western sugar diet promoted tooth decay never seen before in human history. A high sugar diet with inadequate oral hygiene led to untold pain and suffering that is worthy of a notation in human history. This book explains the state of dentistry from the beginning of recorded civilization to the present. It is fascinating reading for someone interested in this topic. This book is certainly written for a target audience, but it can make an interesting "coffee-table" book that is certain to "extract" much conversation. Kone
Golden freddi
This fascinating and educational book on the history of dentistry was an all around
enjoyable read. Contained much more information
than just dental history and was well researched.
The humor made the experience
Less painful to endure the hideous examples of early dentistry. I brought it to read during a recent dental procedure feeling secure that nothing that would happen at my visit could possibly
compare with the excruciating practices of the past.
Xmatarryto
At times horrifying, humorous, and fascinating, this book is an interesting read for everyone. This was a great gift for my friend who is going through dentistry school right now. She said that much of it was illuminating and made her even more interested in her specialization, even while I was at times cringing away from the gut-wrenching nature of some of the history!
ACOS
Book arrived in new condition. This book describes what dental needs & care were like not that long ago. I now have even higher regard for my dentists knowledge & expertise. Untreated dental disease often led to disfigurement &/or death!!
Stylish Monkey
I don't think anyone could have found more in this unusual topic. Funny with lots of connections in odd direction.
Maridor
Wynbrandt has assembled an exceptionally readable, concise history of the dental profession that is suitable for both professionals and patients alike. Interspersed with sharp wit and engaging quotations, Wynbrandt exposes the reader to a broad cross-section of the 7,000 years of recorded dental history. No technical expertise is required to appreciate this book, and there is but little prose included for the sole purpose of inducing queasiness in the reader.

My only small complaint is that I would have like a somewhat lengthier discussion of early Asian and Indian dental practices. Though briefly discussed, I would have preferred the coverage to be somewhat more in line with the pages devoted to the Greeks and Romans.

Additionally, the (selected) bibliography has proved immensely valuable for finding deeper information about topics of interest.
Ffel
Great writing, great history. Wynbrant is an honest researcher and a colorful speaker.
Very interesting and sadly a barbaric discipline in the new days of dentistry.