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Statue showing a tooth extraction, Europe, 1601-1700
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Statue showing a tooth extraction, Europe, 1601-1700
Description
Removing a tooth in the 1600s was a painful and sometimes physically damaging process with, at best, only alcohol or herbal concoctions to numb the pain. This wood and ivory statue represents a tooth-extraction scene from the time. Tooth-pulling was viewed with a certain amount of disdain by the established medical profession and teeth were often extracted by local barber-surgeons or by travelling practitioners – who often had very dubious medical skills.
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Image and original data from Wellcome Collection
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