The Excruciating History of Dentistry: Toothsome Tales & Oral Oddities from Babylon to Braces
For those on both sides of the dreaded dentist's chair, James Wynbrandt has written a witty, colorful, and richly informative history of the art and science of dentistry. To all of those dental patients whose whine rises in tandem with that of the drill, take note: You would do well to stifle your terror and instead offer thanks to Apollonia, the patron saint of toothache sufferers, that you face only fleeting discomfort rather than the disfiguring distress, or slow agonizing death oft meted out by dental-care providers of the past. The transition from yesterday's ignorance, misapprehension, and superstition to the enlightened and nerve-deadened protocols of today has been a long, slow, and very painful process.
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THE EXCRUCIATING HISTORY OF DENTISTRY: Toothsome Tales and Oral Oddities from Babylon to BracesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A breezy romp through the history of dentistry that will be excruciating only for those pained by word play, especially puns. Comedy writer Wynbrandt has fun with this one, but he has filled it with ... Read full review
The excruciating history of dentistry: toothsome tales & oral oddities from Babylon to bracesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
The history of dentistry is a subject not well known to patients who dread their semiannual visit. They may not realize that the temporary discomfort they face is negligible compared with the pain and ... Read full review
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