Popular Dentistry: Practical Knowledge of the Teeth, That Should Be Possessed by Every One, in Order to Preserve These Organs, from Infancy to Old Age (Classic Reprint)
Author: George F J Colburn
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Release Date: October 04, 2018
Excerpt from Popular Dentistry: Practical Knowledge of the Teeth, That Should Be Possessed by Every One, in Order to Preserve These Organs, From Infancy to Old Age
F rom all accounts, in Ancient Egypt, Dentistry seems to have originated as a separate branch of the healing art; and as, in all old countries, the profes sion or calling of the father generally descended to the son, there is no reason why this branch should not in time have made great progress under those to whose care it was committed, or at least that part appertain ing to tooth extraction. And from the fact that, among Egyptian remains, there have been found forceps made of copper, in the offices of those who followed the occu pation of barbers, it may be inferred that to those per sons, as for centuries after in various countries, the operations on the teeth were intrusted..
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