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

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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 dentistry The 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 ...

The Excruciating History of Dentistry: Toothsome Tales & Oral Oddities from Babylon to Braces 1998, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312185763

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