The Smile Stealers The Fine and Foul Art of Dentistry

Author: Richard Barnett
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500773864
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Genre: Medical

An incisive and startling international review of the evolution of dentistry from the Bronze Age to the present day, presented in a gorgeous package This achingly fascinating book follows 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. It charts the changing social attitudes toward the purpose and practice of dentistry from the crude and painful endeavors of early civilizations to the fluoridated water, cosmetic surgery, and heightened expectations of today. Organized chronologically, The Smile Stealers interleaves 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 authoritative and eloquent 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 eighteenth-century portraiture, and the role of dentistry in forensic science. The Smile Stealers is guaranteed to appeal to those who see the beauty in medicine and biology as it probes the growth of dentistry.

The Smile Stealers

Author: Richard Barnett
Publisher:
ISBN: 0500519110
Release Date: 2017-04-01
Genre: History

An incisive and startling international review of the evolution of dentistry from the Bronze Age to the present day, presented in a gorgeous package

The Smile Stealers

Author: Richard Barnett
Publisher:
ISBN: 0500773858
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Dental instruments and apparatus


Crucial Interventions

Author: Richard Barnett
Publisher:
ISBN: 0500518106
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Medical

The nineteenth century saw a complete transformation of the practice and reputation of surgery. Crucial Interventions follows its increasingly optimistic evolution, drawing from the very best examples of rare surgical textbooks with a focus on the extraordinary visual materials of the mid-nineteenth century. Unnerving and graphic, yet beautifully rendered, these fascinating illustrations include step-by-step surgical techniques paired with medical instruments and painted depictions of operations in progress. Arranged for the layman from head to toe, and accompanied by an authoritative, eloquent and inspiring narrative from medical historian Richard Barnett, author of 2014 bestseller The Sick Rose, Crucial Interventions is a unique and captivating book on one of the world's most mysterious and macabre professions, and promises to be another success.

The Excruciating History of Dentistry

Author: James Wynbrandt
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466890145
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: History

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. 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. 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. Some men called up for induction had their front teeth extracted to avoid service. *Teeth were harvested from as many as fifty thousand corpses after the Battle of Waterloo, a huge crop later used for dentures and transplants that became known as "Waterloo Teeth."

The Sick Rose

Author: Richard Barnett
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 1938922409
Release Date: 2014-05-31
Genre: Art

A visual tour of disease before color photography shares illustrations of afflicted patients from rare medical books as well as historic maps, case notes, and charts.

The Book of Gin

Author: Richard Barnett
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 9780802194091
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: History

“An absorbing popular history of one of history’s most popular drinks” (Booklist). Gin has been a drink of kings infused with crushed pearls and rose petals, and a drink of the poor flavored with turpentine and sulfuric acid. Born in alchemists’ stills and monastery kitchens, its earliest incarnations were juniper flavored medicines used to prevent plague, ease the pains of childbirth, even to treat a lack of courage. In The Book of Gin, Richard Barnett traces the life of this beguiling spirit, once believed to cause a “new kind of drunkenness.” In the eighteenth century, gin-crazed debauchery (and class conflict) inspired Hogarth’s satirical masterpieces “Gin Lane” and “Beer Street.” In the nineteenth century, gin was drunk by Napoleonic War naval heroes, at lavish gin palaces, and by homesick colonials, who mixed it with their bitter anti-malarial tonics. In the early twentieth century, the illicit cocktail culture of Prohibition made gin—often dangerous bathtub gin—fashionable again. And today, with the growth of small-batch distilling, gin has once-again made a comeback. Wide-ranging, impeccably researched, and packed with illuminating stories, The Book of Gin is lively and fascinating, an indispensable history of a complex and notorious drink. “The Book of Gin is full of history that will make you grin . . . An enchanting read.” —Cooking by the Book

Dentistry

Author: Malvin E. Ring
Publisher: Abradale Press
ISBN: 0810981165
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Medical

Five centuries of fear and loathing, pain and relief, make for fascinating, enlightening reading in a profusely illustrated, international history of dental theory and practice.

Teeth

Author: Mary Otto
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781620972816
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Political Science

An NPR Best Book of 2017 "[Teeth is] . . . more than an exploration of a two-tiered system—it is a call for sweeping, radical change." —New York Times Book Review “Show me your teeth,” the great naturalist Georges Cuvier is credited with saying, “and I will tell you who you are.” In this shattering new work, veteran health journalist Mary Otto looks inside America’s mouth, revealing unsettling truths about our unequal society. Teeth takes readers on a disturbing journey into America’s silent epidemic of oral disease, exposing the hidden connections between tooth decay and stunted job prospects, low educational achievement, social mobility, and the troubling state of our public health. Otto’s subjects include the pioneering dentist who made Shirley Temple and Judy Garland’s teeth sparkle on the silver screen and helped create the all-American image of “pearly whites”; Deamonte Driver, the young Maryland boy whose tragic death from an abscessed tooth sparked congressional hearings; and a marketing guru who offers advice to dentists on how to push new and expensive treatments and how to keep Medicaid patients at bay. In one of its most disturbing findings, Teeth reveals that toothaches are not an occasional inconvenience, but rather a chronic reality for millions of people, including disproportionate numbers of the elderly and people of color. Many people, Otto reveals, resort to prayer to counteract the uniquely devastating effects of dental pain. Otto also goes back in time to understand the roots of our predicament in the history of dentistry, showing how it became separated from mainstream medicine, despite a century of growing evidence that oral health and general bodily health are closely related. Muckraking and paradigm-shifting, Teeth exposes for the first time the extent and meaning of our oral health crisis. It joins the small shelf of books that change the way we view society and ourselves—and will spark an urgent conversation about why our teeth matter.

Dying From Dirty Teeth

Author: Angie Stone
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781941870167
Release Date: 2015-03-09
Genre: Medical

Every day, another senior citizen is at risk due to a lack of good, oral hygiene. The bacteria, left uncontrolled, can lead to pneumonia, diabetes, stroke, heart attack and a host of other ailments that can result in an early and unnecessary death. These tragic stories are avoidable and quality of life can be improved by simple, consistent and effective oral care practices. Find out what you need to know and what you need to do, to assure this doesn't happen to the ones you love, care for, or treat.

LICENSED TO DRILL

Author: Barrie Lawrence
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing
ISBN: 9781786232496
Release Date: 2018-05-25
Genre: Humor

Licensed to drill! Shots, Killing, Out Cold, Asphyxiated, Agents, Accomplices, Cocaine, the Opposition, The Man with the Golden Tooth, Heroes, Villains and a trip to Russia in the days of the old Soviet Union all figure in this fascinating catalogue of stories from nearly 40 years of being LICENSED TO DRILL! See just what really goes on at times behind the doors of a dental practice. Three patients fled, one with the dentist in hot pursuit. Fruit pastilles were laced with anaesthetic, and on one occasion, a ‘dangerous mongoose’ escaped from its cage in the car park. And so much more. Barrie takes the lid off life in a dental practice in a way that is engaging, entertaining, and totally unforgettable.

The American dentist

Author: Richard A. Glenner
Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub Co
ISBN: UOM:39015018514052
Release Date: 1990
Genre: History

A "historical-sociological account intended to introduce the reader to major components of a dentist's career and how it grew out of American society."

Toothworms and Spider Juice

Author: Loretta Frances Ichord
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015047862837
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Surveys the history of dentistry, from ancient civilizations up to the knowledge and treatments of modern times.

This Way Madness Lies

Author: Mike Jay
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500773635
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Genre: Medical

A compelling and evocatively illustrated exploration of the evolution of the asylum, and its role in society over the course of four centuries This Way Madness Lies is a thought-provoking exploration of the history of madness and its treatment as seen through the lens of its proverbial home: Bethlem Royal Hospital, London, popularly known as Bedlam. The book charts the evolution of the asylum through four incarnations: the eighteenth-century madhouse, the nineteenth century asylum, the twentieth-century mental hospital, and the post-asylum modern day, when mental health has become the concern of the wider community. The book reveals the role that the history of madness and its treatment has played in creating the landscape of the asylum, in all its iterations. Moving and sometimes provocative illustrations sourced from the Wellcome Collection's extensive archives and the Bethlem Royal Hospital's archive highlight the trajectory of each successive era of institution: founded in the optimistic spirit of humanitarian reform but eventually dismantled amid accusations of cruelty and neglect. Each chapter concludes with a selection of revealing and captivating artwork created by some of the inmates of the institutions of that era. This Way Madness Lies highlights fundamental questions that remain relevant and unresolved: What lies at the root of mental illness? Should sufferers be segregated from society or integrated more fully? And in today’s post-asylum society, what does the future hold for a world beyond Bedlam?

Dentistry at a Glance

Author: Elizabeth Kay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118629512
Release Date: 2016-02-11
Genre: Medical

A fully illustrated, concise and accessible introduction to the study of dentistry Central title in the At a Glance series for dentistry students Covers the entire undergraduate clinical dentistry curriculum Topics presented as clear double-page spreads in the recognizable At a Glance style Contributions from leading figures across the field of dentistry Companion website with self-assessment MCQs and further reading