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A natural history of the human teeth: explaining their structure use, formation, growth & disease (bound With) A practical treatise on the diseases of the teeth intended as a supplement to the natural history of those parts


Published by Johnson, London, 1778
From B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA (Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.)

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Complete with the rare half-titles to both parts. With 16 copperplates, each with printed explanation leaf. Full calf in a contemporary style, covers outlined in gilt, spine in compartment with morocco label; some minor spotting to first few signatures, small marginal tear to H4 and repair to tear in Q3, water stain to lower margin of pages 71-88 of second work, browning and soiling to last few leaves, but generally an outstanding copy. First edition of each work. Classics in the history of dentistry, Hunter correctly described "the growth and development of the jaws and their relation to the muscles of mastication," and was the first to recommend complete removal of the pulp in filling teeth. These two books "revolutionized the practice of dentistry and provided a basis for later dental research. Hunter devised appliances for the correction of malocclusion. He described the various stages of inflammation of affected teeth, and gave an accurate description of periodontal disease" (G&M). The first work, with its detailed plates, consists of a detailed study of the mouth, jaws and teeth. The supplement includes, among many ground-breaking and useful techniques, instructions on the means of transplanting a tooth from one person to another.Hunter (1728-1793), one of the first to study teeth in a scientific manner, coined the terms cuspids, bicuspids, molars and incisors. Bookseller Inventory # 14960

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Title: A natural history of the human teeth: ...

Publisher: Johnson, London

Publication Date: 1778


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