Dental Brief; An American Journal of Dental Science, Art and Literature Volume 1

Dental Brief; An American Journal of Dental Science, Art and Literature Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...decay had lost its pulp. There was a large cavity running through from front to back. On that tooth Dr. Atkinson many years ago performed an operation, filling the pulp chamber and building up the tooth. The statement was made that the tooth would last the lifetime of the patient, but it did not. It was a firm, solid tooth, as was its neighbors. That tooth lasted about eighteen years, and did good service, except that about twelve or thirteen years after it had been filled the edges of the enamel began to break away, and about eighteen years after it was filled the whole inner wall broke away. Examinations revealed the fact that there was no ordinary decay. It was very slightly decalcified, but there had been such deterioration of the organic portion of the tooth that it was not able to withstand the force that was put on it in mastication, and gave away. Within a year the other side broke off in the same manner, showing clearly there was a deterioration of the structure or character of the tooth that was fatal to it. International. POPULAR SCIENCE. Last week I was assisting at a large bazaar by holding a small Roentgen ray gallery, comprising a Crookes' tube, glowing, etc. As I in my temporary role of curator encountered many gems of exquisite unconscious humor, I venture to forward you a specimen or two as showing how a new-born scientific discovery is "understanded of the people." An elderly gentleman of prosperous appearance objected that the show was not "up to date," as he had "read somewhere in a newspaper that now you can see the liver palpitating and the heart circulating." Two elderly ladies entered the small room, and, solemnly seating themselves, requested me to close and fasten the...show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836359
  • 9781236836359