The Dental Cosmos, 1869, Vol. 11

The Dental Cosmos, 1869, Vol. 11 : A Monthly Record of Dental Science (Classic Reprint)

By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?


Excerpt from The Dental Cosmos, 1869, Vol. 11: A Monthly Record of Dental Science Having thus carefully selected our wood, it should be sawed into blocks three or four inches long. It will be noted that between each concentric circle, which indicates a year's growth of the tree, is an interstitial space of a more porous structure. In Splitting these blocks into sticks for pivots, we must Split through these porous Spaces. This will enable us to file or scrape away all the soft porous wood, leaving only the densest portion of which to form pivots. These sticks are to be made round with the knife or file, and then condensed by being drawn. Through a wire-plate. Such pivots as these, used straight, as they always should be, I venture to assert are stronger and more durable than any mongrel kind of wood and gold. The commercial pivot wood sold. At our dental depots is not always quite what it should be, and any dentist who means to use the best may prepare it himself. All this is preliminary to our object - the insertion of the tooth. Select one of the right size, form, and color. This is very easily written, like the direction in the cook-book, how to cook a rabbit. First, catch the rabbit. But like that, it is sometimes very difficult to do, and the patience is often exhausted before the taste is satisfied. Those dentists who manufacture the teeth they use are no worse off than ever. But those of us who buy them, find on sale an Old stock, consisting chiefly of venerable relics that have been in the market and familiar to our eyes for a generation. Few new teeth of this class are manufactured, and no improvement is made. This is not solely the fault of the manufacturer. If the profession demanded anything better it would come. But the sale is so small, that it does not pay to keep a large stock on hand. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

Product details

  • Paperback | 690 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 35mm | 907g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243312342
  • 9780243312344