Absolutely Wonderful, Prized Possession
POH has in its archives a small book, six and a half by four and a half inches in size.
Entitled “On the Loss of Teeth, and On the Best Means of Restoring Them”
It was commissioned to be printed by Thomas Howard, Surgeon Dentist to His Grace, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Done in 1858, it is an amazing book. We had to share it with you. Here are a few pictures from the book. The British Dental Association Museum told us that Mr. Howard may have had 40+ editiions of this book printed, so it must have been pretty popular for the time.
This page has a half-page foldover. The ‘before’ picture shows a young lady whose teeth have been lost. Then one folds the light paper leaf over, and voila! The ‘after’ has her visage intact again!
Read the last sentence.
And you thought personal oral hygiene was relatively new.
Nope, from Levi Parmley, to Mr. Howard, and to Dr. Bass, cleaning the teeth has been considered a necessity for a long time.
POH loves that bit on “At Home From Eleven Till Four”
We wonder if he played golf…