Medicine: Dental History

Last week in Baltimore 5,000 dentists from all corners of the U. S. came together like so many well-fitting bicuspids, to celebrate a century of scientific dentistry. The dentists had good cause to show their teeth in pride, for as an art, U. S. dentistry is the world's finest. From the days when Dentist Isaac Greenwood supplied grim-lipped George Washington with a set of wooden teeth (they splintered), a set of iron teeth (port wine rusted them), and a dressy set of bone teeth, U. S. dentists have come far.

For all their slick technique of drilling and filling, dentists have little...

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