TITLE

The Tooth Puller

AUTHOR(S)
Fee, Elizabeth; Brown, Theodore M.; Lazarus, Jan; Theerman, Paul
PUB. DATE
January 2002
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;Jan2002, Vol. 92 Issue 1, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the tooth extraction practices used from the Middle Ages through the early 19th century. During the Middle Ages until the early 19th century, tooth pulling was considered a performance art. Some tooth pullers establish their shops in marketplaces and at fairs. The tooth puller and his assistants attracted crowds by telling stories, singing, and dancing. However, the main attraction of the performance is the tooth extraction itself. An image of a tooth puller from the late 18th century France is presented.
ACCESSION #
5801373

 

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