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Your search for posts with tags containing Dentistry found 16 posts

April 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “It may be had also of Doctor Kast, or Miss Priscilla Manning, at SALEM, and of Mr. Dummer Jewett at IPSWICH.” Daniel Scott operated “the Medicine-Store, at the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Apr 2021

The First Mobbing of Jesse Saville

Another event of 1770 that I neglected on its 250th anniversary this year was the mobbing of Jesse Saville.Or rather, the mobbing of Jesse Saville in March 1770, because we have to distinguish that mobbing from several others.To start at the beginning,...
From: Boston 1775 on 18 Nov 2020

Some Out of Town Jasper

As I quoted yesterday, in 1853 a story surfaced saying that Josiah Waters, Jr., had delivered intelligence about the impending British army march on 18 Apr 1775.This story is significant in predating Henry W. Longfellow’s poem “Paul Revere’s...
From: Boston 1775 on 14 Apr 2020

“Bateman, he thinks, could not have made the deposition”

When the Rev. William Gordon visited British prisoners of war in Concord in the spring of 1775, he reported that Pvt. John Bateman was “too ill to admit of my conversing with him.”Bateman didn’t get any better. In 1835 local historian...
From: Boston 1775 on 16 May 2019

Dead Men’s Teeth – Episode 15 – Under The Knife

In Episode 15 of Under The Knife, I explore the horrible reality behind dental practices from the past, including how dentures used to be made from the teeth of executed criminals, exhumed bodies, and sometimes even slaves. Don’t forget you...
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 29 Jun 2017

“Resolved if Possible to have my tooth out”

Next Monday I have an appointment with the dentist so I can sympathize with JEMIMA CONDICT when she wrote in her journal on a Monday morning in 1775: “Resolved if Possible to have my tooth out.” So down I went to Dr. C. and he got his Cold...
From: In the Words of Women on 17 Mar 2017

How to Care For Your Teeth, 1613

L. van Leyden, A Tooth Drawer, 1523 (Wellcome Library) "To keepe and preserve the teeth cleane. First if they bee very yellow and filthie, or blackish, let a Barber scoure, rubbe, and picke them cleane, and white, then after to maintaine them cleane,...
From: Ask the Past on 16 Mar 2017

New Education Center at the Paul Revere House

Years back, I gave a teachers’ workshop at the Paul Revere House in the North End. It took place upstairs in the neighboring Pierce-Hichborn house.As I recall, we had about two dozen people crowded into a small, irregularly shaped room with sloping...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Dec 2016

Technology, Self-Fashioning and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Last month saw the publication of my new book, Technology, Self-Fashioning and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Refined Bodies (London: Palgrave, 2015). By way of introducing it, I thought I’d write a post to introduce some of...
From: DrAlun on 27 Jan 2016

On Tooth Worms

The 9th of February is St. Apollonia’s Day and, in the U.S., National Toothache Day. So I offer you tooth-worms, which–as Nicolas Andry described them in An account of the breeding of worms in human bodies (1701)—“occasion a deaf Pain mix’d...
From: The Sloane Letters Blog on 9 Feb 2015

18th Century Dentistry

Whilst brushing my teeth the other day I found myself wondering what dental care would have been like in the 18th century, so with that in mind I thought it might may form an interesting blog.  It’s quite surprising how far we have actually progressed...
From: All Things Georgian on 5 Feb 2015

Drilling Holes in George Washington’s Wooden Teeth Myth

George Washington did not chop down a cherry tree and carve wooden teeth from it. Maybe one of the most enduring myths in American history is that George Washington had wooden teeth. It seems to never go away, generation after generation. Well, not only...

How to Cure Tooth Problems, 1673

Jan Miense Molenaer, The Dentist (1629)"Take the Powder of double refined Sugar, and Powder of White Pepper of each alike, being melted in a Brazen or Copper Ladle, make it up into small Balls, and hold them between your Teeth, and it giveth present ease..." William...
From: Ask the Past on 16 Sep 2014

A Missing Miniature – Robert Cooper Lee

I had always wondered if somewhere there existed an image of Robert Cooper Lee. When he returned to England in 1771 he joined the upper echelons of society, people who often commissioned portraits of themselves either to grace the walls of their homes...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 25 May 2013

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s={search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=Gunpowder%20Plot&exact=on

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.