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Your search for posts with tags containing Teeth found 16 posts

August 1

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “He can fix them as well as any Surgeon-Dentist who ever came from London.” Silversmith Paul Revere placed several advertisements in 1770, but not for his primary...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 1 Aug 2020

September 8

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Massachusetts Gazette [Draper] (September 8, 1768).“WHEREAS many Persons are so unfortunate as to lose their fore Teeth … they may have them replaced with false Ones...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Sep 2018

How to Study, 1636

Ramelli, Le diverse et artificiose machine (1588) “The best time for studie is early in the morning, when the Planets be favourable to our purpose… Diligent students… must apply themselves earnestly to reading and meditation...
From: Ask the Past on 13 Apr 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

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

Child's Silver Teething Whistle Found in James Fort Well

An 18th Century silver-gilt whistle/teething stick Maker's mark only (probably Mark Bock), circa 1760
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 7 May 2015

Horrible Halitosis

In the popular mindset there is perhaps the belief that early modern period never cleaned their teeth and so bad breath must have been commonplace and unexceptional. However, medical writers and practitioners throughout the period many practitioners of...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 18 Feb 2015

How to Whiten Your Teeth, 1607

That Unicornu fossile is definitely legit.Michael Bernhard Valentini, Museum museorum (1714), George Peabody Library."The horne of an Vnicorne being beaten and boyled in wine, hath a wonderful effect in making the teeth white or cleare, the mouth being...
From: Ask the Past on 6 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

How to Soothe a Teething Baby, c. 1450

Andrea Mantegna, The Circumcision of Jesus (detail, c. 1461)"Sometimes babies have trouble with teething. In that case you should squeeze the gums with your fingers, and gently massage them, and the palate as well. And you should anoint the...
From: Ask the Past on 22 May 2014

The Battle of the Tooth Worm

I come across a lot of strange objects in my research: books bound in human skin, prosthetic noses made of silver, iron coffins with safety devices to prevent premature burial. But perhaps one of the strangest objects I’ve seen is the one pictured on...
From: The Chirurgeon's Apprentice on 6 Jan 2014

Gumpowder? A strange little recipe for sensitive teeth…

If you go to your bathroom and check the ingredients in your well-known brand of sensitive toothpaste, you may well find that the recipe contains the active ingredient potassium nitrate. Also known as saltpetre or nitre, this naturally occurring mineral...
From: The Recipes Project on 27 Sep 2012

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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

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