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Inside he rubbed his swollen gums With soothing oil of myrrh, Until a sentinel
cried out, "Here come the British, sir!" Charging on the field, George thought, "
There's something in my mouth." He spat into his handkerchief, Another tooth
came out ...
While serving in the French and Indian War. George sends for dental supplies:
toothbrushes, tooth powders, sponges, scrapers, tincture of myrrh. He invites a
dentist to his army headquarters, although he fears the British will find out and
Art Sources: George Washington in the Uniform of a British Colonial Colonel
1772, by Charles Willson Peale, American (1741-1827). Oil on canvas, 50' i x 41 '
j in Washington-Custis-Lee Collection, Washington and Lee University,
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - christianf - LibraryThing
SUMMARY This biography was based off of letters,diaries and other historical events. This book focused on the struggles he had with his teeth. Through out the war and the different battles he lost ... Read full review
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Summary: Based off of letters, diaries, and other historical records, this funny tale describes George Washington's struggle with his teeth while also retelling the events in his life. He had suffered ... Read full review