a tooth being pulled with a dental wrench.

Smile Stealers: The Fine and Foul Art of Dentistry

by Richard Barnett Author

This unique history charts the evolution of dentistry throughout the world, from the Bronze Age to the present day, featuring captivating, grim illustrations of the tools and techniques of dentistry through the ages. Organized chronologically, this book interweaves beautiful and gruesome 3D objects, technical illustrations, and paintings from the Wellcome Collection’s unique medical archive of material from Europe, America, and the Far East with seven themed articles from medical historian Richard Barnett. Including previously unseen illustrations, this comprehensive review of the development of the trade and discipline of dentistry covers topics as diverse as the very first dentures, the smile revolution in 18th-century portraiture, and the role of dentistry in forensic science. (Short Discount)